A loan of $1,600 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers, and compost.

Luis Armando's story

Luis Armando, 27, is married living with his wife and children in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. The members of the “Señor de la Salud” communal bank are located in Recinto Soloma that belongs to Echeandia Canton. This communal bank is involved in short cycle corn and rice farming.

He grows corn and rice. He makes his purchases in Ventanas and his sales take place in the street markets every day but especially on Sundays.

He requests the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer and manure. Support from the loan will help him economically to meet his needs. He faces challenges like infestations, plant diseases and climate variations. His dream is to buy three cuadras [unit of land measurement] of land. He likes to play sports every day.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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