A loan of $1,200 helped to grow corn, rice and beans, and to buy seeds, supplies, manure and liquid fertilizers.


Alberto Noe's story

Alberto Noe is 27 years old. He lives in a civil union with his wife and two-year-old daughter in the Pueblo Viejo Canton, which is part of Ventanas, in the Los Ríos Province. He is a member of the Communal Bank "UNIDO SOMOS", ("We Are United"), which is located in the El Marañón district in the Puerto Pechiche parish, which is part of the Pueblo Viejo Canton. This group works in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn, rice, and beans. Alberto works in agriculture, growing corn, rice and beans. He buys his products at the Karlita agricultural supply center, and sells them at the Castillo market. He is requesting the loan to grow corn, rice and beans, and to buy seeds, supplies, manure and liquid fertilizers for his crops. The support of the loan will help him financially to meet his needs and to face challenges such as pests, crop diseases, and the variability of the climate. With the help of the loan, it will be easier for him to buy supplies. His dream is to be able to buy another field for planting and to be able to produce a larger crop. In his free time, he likes to play sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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