A loan of $1,200 helped to buy supplies for his farming business.

Jacinto Inocente's story

Jacinto, 32, and his wife have two children, 11- and 7-years old, respectively. They live in Pueblo Viejo, a canton in the Ecuadorean province of Los Rios.

The UNIDO SOMOS community bank is located in El Maranon, a rural town in Pueblo Viejo. The bank's members earn their livings from farming businesses. They grow maize, rice and beans.

Jacinto, too, grows maize, rice and beans. He buys what he needs from Comercial Agro and sells what he produces to Castillo.

Jacinto is applying for a loan that he will use to buy supplies--seeds, fertilizers, urea, etc.--for his next planting of maize, rice and beans. The investment will provide the inputs he needs to bring in a good harvest and get the best price for his crop. Your loans will help him to make enough money to support himself and his family and overcome the various challenges he faces, from plant diseases to poor weather. For the future, he wants to buy more land and machinery so that he can expand his farming business.

In his spare time, Jacinto likes to play sports and listen to music.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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