A loan of $1,000 helped to buy insecticide, urea, liquid weedkiller, and fertilizer.


Roly Andres's story

Roly Andrés, 25, lives in a common-law relationship and has a five-month-old child. He lives with his child and with his spouse in the city of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos. He's a member of Jerusalán Communal Bank, located in the El Caimito I neighborhood in Puerto Pechiche Parish, Pueblo Viejo Canton. This communal bank consists of short-cycle farmers who grow corn, rice, and pigeon peas.

Roly Andrés has made a living in agriculture for 6 years, growing corn and rice. He's requesting the loan to buy insecticide, urea, liquid weedkiller, and fertilizer. The loan will help him buy fertilizer for planting his crops.

He'll make his purchases and sales in Ventanas, Los Ríos Province. The challenges he faces are pests and bad weather.

His dream is to fix up his house and buy himself a car. In his free time he likes to play indoor soccer and volleyball. "He's very grateful for the help of the previous loan because he was able to buy what he needed for sowing season."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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