A loan of $1,400 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and balanced animal feed for the pigs.


Milton Jacinto's story

Milton Jacinto, 32, lives with his common-law wife and five children in Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos. He belongs to the communal bank EL RECREO, located in the San Vicente Las Lomas Community which belongs to the Ventanas Canton. Here, people work in agriculture and livestock farming. Milton Jacinto farms corn and rice, and raises pigs. He is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and balanced animal feed for the pigs. The loan will allow him to improve the crops and fatten the pigs so he can sell them at a good price. He buys supplies in Ventanas every month. His goal is to have a good harvest and sell his animals well so he can build a house. The challenges he is up against are plant disease and competitive livestock prices. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports with his children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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