A loan of $1,200 helped to buy seeds, insecticide, urea, liquid weed-killer, and to pay the day laborers.


Washington Saturno's story

Washington Saturno is thirty-nine years old and is married with four children. He lives with his children and wife in the city of Ventanas, in the Los Ríos province. He is a member of the "JERUSALEN" communal bank; it is located in the town of El Caimito, which belongs to Puerto Pechiche parish in the canton of Pueblo Viejo. The members of this communal bank work in short-cycle agriculture, planting corn, rice, and pigeon peas. Washington Saturno has been doing farm work with corn and rice crops since he was eight years old. He is requesting the loan to buy seeds, insecticide, urea, liquid weed-killer, and to pay the day laborers. With the help of the loan, he will be able to buy the fertilizers he needs for his crops. He does his buying and selling in the city of Ventanas, in the Los Rios province. The challenges he faces are the plagues and the bad climate. His dream is to buy a farm and to plant cacao. In his free time he likes to play soccer and volleyball. He is very thankful for his previous loan because he was able to buy what was necessary for his crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace



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