A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizer, manure, and insecticide to prevent plant pests and illnesses.

Carlos Armando's story

Carlos is thirty-seven years old and is single with no children. He lives with his parents in the area of El Jobo, belonging to the Ventanas canton in the province of Los Ríos.

He belongs to the communal bank NUEVO JERUSALEN, which is located in the area of El Jobo in the Ventanas canton. The bank is dedicated to agricultural labor and work with livestock.

Carlos makes a living in agriculture, in the sowing of corn and rice. With the loan, he will be able to buy supplies like: fertilizer, manure, and insecticides to prevent plant pests and illnesses. He will buy these items in the city of Ventanas. The loan helped to increase his income and crop yield.

His dream is to buy land in order to continue planting. In his free time, he likes to play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace

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