A loan of $1,400 helped to buy seeds, supplies and fertilizers for his crops.

Pedro Pablo's story

Pedro Pablo is 60 years old. He is single and lives alone. He has 2 children, but they are both married and do not live with him. He lives in Ventanas canton in the Los Rios province.

The members of the communal bank "Luchando por una Misma Causa," meet in the La Primavera neighborhood of Ventanas canton. These individuals are farmers who cultivate short cycle crops such as corn and rice.

Pedro Pablo works as a farmer, cultivating corn, rice, and beans. He also raises chickens. He makes his purchases in Ventanas.

Pedro Pablo is requesting a loan to buy seeds, supplies, and fertilizers for his crops. With the support of this loan, he will be able to buy his supplies without any problems. His dream is to build a house.

He faces the challenges of dealing with locust and grub infestations.

In his free time, he likes to sing and read.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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