A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, urea (fertilizer), ranger (a type of pesticide), supplies, and manure to sow corn.


Martin Manuel's story

Martín Manuel is 40 years old. He is married and lives with his spouse and three children in Ventanas in the Los Ríos Province.

The communal bank La Verdad Nos Hará Libres is located in the San Vicente las Lomas precinct in the canton of Ventanas. This communal bank focuses on agricultural works in short cycle planting of corn, rice, beans, and soy.

Martín Manuel makes a living planting corn. He also works as a master builder. He makes both his purchases and his sales in Ventanas.

He is requesting the loan to buy seeds, urea (fertilizer), ranger (a type of pesticide), supplies, and manure to sow corn. The loan has helped him to increase his income for his family to use. He is challenged by plagues of armyworms, locusts and mice in his crops. His dream is to buy land to plant more corn and rice.

In his free time, he likes to play soccer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Dahlberg



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