A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase agricultural inputs, including urea, fertilizers, and liquids.


Johnny Andres's story

Johnny Andres is 29 years old and lives in a common-law marriage. The pair has a 9-month-old daughter. The family resides in Ventanas, in De los Rios province.

His communal bank, “La Verdad Nos Hara Libres” [The Truth Will Make Us Free]. is located in Recinto Caimito, in Ventanas canton. The bank focuses on agricultural laborers who grow corn and rice on the short cycle.

Johnny Andres, too, is dedicated to planting corn and rice. In addition, he raises hens. Johnny Andres purchases his supplies in Ventanas and sells his products in the market at the same locale.

The loan he solicits is for purchasing supplies, urea, fertilizers, and liquids to be used in planting corn and rice. The loan will aid him especially in buying fertilizers.

In his free time, Johnny Andres likes to play indoor sports and his favorite local dish is “chaulafan” [Ecuadorian style chicken fried rice].

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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