A loan of $1,200 helped to buy seeds and farm supplies.

Pedro Leonel's story

Pedro Leonel, 22, is married living with his wife and son, Adriam, 1, in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. This communal bank is called “San Francisco de Sibimbe” and it’s located in Recinto Sibimbe belonging to Ventanas Canton. It has 20 members who work in short cycle corn and rice farming.

Pedro grows corn and rice. His purchases take place in Ventanas and his sales in the local market there. He is requesting the loan to buy seeds, urea, weed killer, fertilizer and manure. Support from the loan will help him economically to meet his needs. He faces challenges like not having money to invest. His dream is to have a business of his own and a lot to build a house on. In his free time he likes playing Indoor soccer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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