A loan of $600 helped to purchase seeds, insecticides, fertilizers, and urea.

Francisco Jose's story

Francisco Jose is 25 years old. He is in a common law marriage and has three children. He lives with his wife and children in the city of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos. He is a member of the "Los Últimos Seran Los Primeros" [The Last Will Be First] communal bank, which is located in the San Gabriel precinct, in Ventanas Canton. The members work in farming and livestock.

Francisco Jose works in farming, growing corn. He is requesting the loan to buy seeds, insecticides, fertilizers, urea, and herbicide. With the help of the loan, he will be able to buy what he needs to be able to plant. He will make his purchases in Ventanas.

The challenges that Francisco Jose faces are crop infestations. His dream is to be able to buy land. In his free time, he likes to do sports and play volleyball.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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