A loan of $600 helped to buy farming supplies such as fertilizers, urea, compost, and liquid weed killer.


Aquiles Santiago's story

Aquiles Santiago is 43 years old, single, and has a 21-year-old son. He and his son live in the city of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.


Aquiles is a member of the July 30th Communal Bank, which is located in the neighborhood of Zapotal Nuevo in the canton of Ventanas. The members are farm laborers.


Aquiles Santiago is a farmer who grows rice, beans, and corn. He is requesting a loan to buy supplies such as fertilizers, urea, compost, and liquid weed killer. His purchases and the sale of his products are conducted in the city of Ventanas on a weekly basis. With the help of this loan, he will be able to improve the crops he produces. The challenges he faces include dealing with diseases and fungi that could damage his crops.


In his free time, Aquiles Santiago enjoys playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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