A loan of $800 helped to purchase seeds and farming inputs such as urea, Matamonte herbicide, fertilizers, and weed killer..


Carlos Ismael's story

Carlos Ismael is 43 years old and married with three children. He lives with his wife and children in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos province. The “Strength and Work” Communal Bank is located in “Caimito II” precinct in the Puerto Pechiche parish belonging to Pueblo Viejo Canton. This communal bank is engaged in short-cycle agriculture, planting corn, rice, and grandule beans. Carlos Ismael is engaged in farming. He plants corn, rice, and grandule beans and also raises animals. He buys and sells his products in Ventanas Canton. He is requesting the loan to purchase seeds and farming inputs such as urea, Matamonte herbicide, fertilizers, and weed killer to keep the crops in good condition. With the help of this loan, he will be able to carry out the expected planting without any problems. He faces many challenges with his crops such as blight caused by armyworms, locusts, and frost in the sown fields. His dream is to buy farming equipment. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz



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