A loan of $800 helped to buy farm supplies.

Elias Ramon's story

Elias Ramón, 32, is single living with his brother in Recinto Rancho Grande that is part of Ventanas Canton; he does not have any children.

The “Bendición de Dios” (God’s Blessing) communal bank is located in Recinto Rancho Grande in Puerto Pechinche Parish located 45 minutes from the office; it has 11 members.

Elias Ramón works in agriculture growing corn and rice and also raises pigs; he owns a horse. He’s requesting the loan to buy urea, fertilizer, organic manure, supplies and insecticide. With help from this loan he will buy the manure and improve his crops.

He does his purchases and sales weekly. His dream is to buy a farm. The challenge he faces is crop pests. He enjoys working and playing ball in his free time. He is very grateful for the previous loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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