A loan of $600 helped to buy insecticides, urea, herbicides, and balanced feed for fattening his animals.

Oswaldo Rodolfo's story

Oswaldo Rodolfo is 33 years old, married, and has four children. He lives with his children in the city of Ventanas in De Los Rios province.

The members of the San Antonio communal bank work in agriculture. They all live around the rural settlement of Aguas Frias. Almost all of them have grown up in that area, and the majority work in agriculture and livestock-raising.

He farms; growing corn, and raising pigs, hens and ducks.

He is applying for the loan in order to buy insecticides, urea, herbicides and balanced feed for fattening his animals. With the help of the loan, he will be able to buy seeds.

He makes his purchases in the city of Ventanas. His dream is to buy a vehicle. The challenges that he faces are crop and animal diseases. In his free time, he likes to watch soap operas on television.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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