A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, urea, supplies, fertilizers, herbicide, and animal feed.


Juan Antonio's story

Juan Antonio, 32, is married and has two children, ages 5 and 9. He lives in Ventanas, Los Rios Province. The communal bank La Verdad Nos Hara Libres (The truth will set us free) is located in the Caimito 1 neighborhood, in the Ventanas canton. The members of this bank work with short-cycle farming of corn and rice. Juan Antonio works in agriculture, planting corn, rice, and beans, in addition to raising chickens and pigs. He buys and sells his products in Ventanas. He is applying for the loan to buy seeds, urea, supplies, fertilizers, herbicide, and animal feed. The loan has helped him to increase his income for the wellbeing of the family. His dream is to build a house for his family. In his free time, he likes to play indoor soccer every weekend.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones



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