A loan of $1,400 helped to buy seeds, urea, insecticides, and liquid weed killer.

Freddy Gilbert's story

Freddy Gilbert is 42 years old and lives with his common-law wife and their son in Ventanas, in Bolivar province. He belongs to the "El Recreo" communal bank, which is located in the San Vicente Las Lomas rural settlement in the canton of Ventanas. Members of this communal bank do agricultural work, raising livestock and growing crops.

Freddy Gilbert works in agriculture, farming corn and rice. He is requesting the loan to purchase seeds, urea, insecticides, and liquid weed killer. With the help of the loan, he will be able to buy fertilizers and seeds in Ventanas.

His dream is to be able to buy land to keep farming and to buy a car. In his free time, he likes to play volleyball.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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