A loan of $1,400 helped buy seeds, fertilizers, urea, insecticide and compost.


Jose Agustin's story

José Agustina, 54, is married and lives with his wife and children. He lives in Aguas Frías de Mocache rural community in the Mocache Canton. The communal bank EL PROGRESO is located in the same community and belongs to the Mocache Canton. Its members are short-cycle crop farmers who grow corn and rice.

José Agustín is a farmer who grows corn and rice. He buys supplies in Mocache and sells his produce at the market in Mocache.

He is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, urea, insecticide and compost for his crops. The loan will help him increase his income to provide for his family. His dream is to buy land. The challenges he faces are plagues that affect his corn and rice crops.

He enjoys playing sports in his free time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste



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