A loan of $1,200 helped to plant corn, rice, and beans, and to buy supplies and fertilizer for the crops.

Felix Obtavio's story

Félix is 39 years old and lives with his common law wife and two children, who are 11 and 7 years old, in Pueblo Viejo canton.

The members of the Unidos Somos Communal Bank are located in the El Marañón area of Puerto Pechiche parish belonging to Pueblo Viejo canton. This communal bank engages in short cycle cultivation of maize, rice and beans.

Félix is a farmer growing maize, rice and beans. He buys his products from Comercial Agroinsumos Karlita and sells them in Comercial Castillo.

He is requesting the loan to plant maize, rice and corn and to buy supplies and fertilizer for his crops. Support from the loan will help him to financially meet his needs and to confront challenges such as pest infestations and the unpredictable weather. His dream is to expand his business.

He enjoys playing sports and listening to music.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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