A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase insecticides, urea, weedkiller and fertilizer.

Manuel Agustín's story

Manuel Agustín is 21 years old, single and has no children. He lives with his mother in the city of Ventanas in the Los Ríos province.

He is a member of the Jerusalen Communal Bank is located in El Caimito I, belonging to the Puerto Pechiche parish, in the Pueblo Viejo canton. The members of this group work in short-cycle agriculture, sowing corn, rice, and gandul beans.

Manuel Agustín earns a living as a farmer growing corn and rice. He is seeking the loan to purchase to purchase insecticides, urea, liquid weedkiller and fertilizer. With the help of the loan he will be able to purchase farming supplies.

He makes his purchases in the city of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos. The challenges he faces are crop infestations, disease and bad weather.

His dream is to have his own home and land to work. In his spare time he likes to play volleyball and hard-surface soccer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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