A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase insecticides, urea, liquid weed killer and compost.

Sayro Joel's story

Sayro Joel is 21 years old and lives with his common law wife, with whom he has a daughter. They live in the city of Ventanas in Los Rios Province.

Sayro Joel is a member of Jerusalen Communal Bank, which is located in Caimito I precinct, belonging to Puerto Pechiche parish, in Puebo Viejo canton. This communal bank is dedicated to agriculturists who do short cycle farming of corn, rice and pigeon peas.

He cultivates corn and rice. He is requesting a loan to purchase insecticides, urea, liquid weed killer and compost. With help from the loan he will be able to purchase fertilizer for his fields. He will make his purchases and sales in the city of Ventanas, in Los Rios Province. The challenges he faces are pest infestations and bad climate.

He dreams of having his own house, of buying a farm and of improving his income. In his free time he enjoys sharing with his family and playing indoor games and having fun with his friends.

Sayro Joel is very grateful for the help he received in his previous loan because he was able to buy what he needed for his fields and improved his family’s income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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