A loan of $1,600 helped to buy seeds, insecticides, pesticides (ranger) and weed killer.


Jorge Washington's story

George Washington is 27 years old, married and he lives with his wife and children. He lives in the Ventanas Cantón in the Province of Los Rios.
His community bank is called VRC San Francisco de Sibimbe, which is located in Recinto Sibimbe, which belongs to the Ventanas Cantón. The community bank has 20 members who are mainly farmers. In their short growing season they grow corn and rice.
George Washington is a farmer who grows corn and rice. He also raises pigs and chickens. He buys and sells his agricultural products in the town of Ventanas each month and he also sells his goods in a market in the same town.
He is asking for this loan in order to buy seeds, insecticides, ranger (pesticide) and weed killer. With the help of this loan he can buy needed items. His dream is to cultivate 5 hectacres of land.
In his free time he likes to play sports with his family and friends.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski



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