A loan of $1,000 helped to buy supplies for his farming business.


Ygnacio Cecilio's story

Ygnacio, 66, and his wife live with their grandchildren in Pueblo Viejo, a canton in the Ecuadorean province of Los Rios. They have 8 children. 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. Ygnacio has grown maize, rice and beans for 15 years. He buys what he needs from Comercial Lopez in Ventanas and sells what he produces in Ventanas and El Maranon. Ygnacio is applying for a loan that he will use to buy supplies for his next 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 hopes for good health and a successful harvest. His greatest pleasure is working his land.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman



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