A loan of $1,400 helped to buy seeds and supplies and to rent land.

Jose Patricio's story

José Patricio, 38, is single and has no children. He lives in Ventanas, in the Los Rios province.

He is a member of the communal bank "Luchando Por Una Misma Causa, " which is located in Recinto La Primavera in Ventanas canton. This communal bank is made up of farmers who work in short cycle agriculture, cultivating corn and rice.

José Patricio is a farmer who cultivates corn, beans and rice. He will use this money to buy seeds and supplies and to rent land. With this help of this loan, he will be able to rent more land to cultivate. He makes his purchases in the city of Ventanas. His dream is to buy a car.

The challenges that he faces are the locust and Orosco infestations. In his free time, he enjoys playing ball.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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