A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, insecticide, urea, and liquid weed-killer.

Jefferson Alexi's story

Jefferson Alexi is twenty-three years old and is in a civil union relationship. He has two daughters. He lives with his partner, his parents, and his daughters in the city of Ventanas in the Los Ríos province.

He is a member of the “Jerusalen” communal bank, which is located in Recinto El Caimito and belongs to the Puerto Pechiche Parish in the Pueblo Viejo canton. This communal bank is dedicated to the short-cycle farming of corn, rice and pigeon peas.

Jefferson Alexi has worked in agriculture since he was little, but at the age of fifteen he decided to dedicate himself more to short-cycle farming.

He is requesting a loan to buy seeds, insecticide, urea, and liquid weed-killer. With the help of the loan he will be able to buy fertilizers for his crops. He does all his buying and selling in the city of Ventanas, in the Los Ríos province. The challenges he faces are crop diseases, like "orosco" and "langosta".

His dream is to buy himself a house and to better his economic situation. In his free time he likes to play volleyball. He is very thankful for the help from the previous loan because he was able to buy what was necessary for his crops and he increased his family's income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace

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