A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizers, manures, and insecticides to avoid plagues and plant illnesses. Also, to purchase livestock feed.


Maximiliano Antonio's story

Maximiliano is 29 years old and lives in a common-law union. He has 1 child and lives with his wife and child in the Recinto Desvio de los Amarillos, pertaining to Ventanas canton, in the Province of Los Rios.

Maximiliano belongs to the “Pequenos Agricultores” (Small Farmers) communal bank, also located in the Recinto Desvio de los Amarillos in Ventanas canton. He is a farmer and a fisherman.

Maximiliano plants corn and raises livestock, including chickens and pigs. With this loan he will buy farming inputs, including fertilizers, manures, and insecticides to avoid plant plagues and illnesses, plus commercial feed for his animals. Maximiliano will make his purchases in the city of Ventanas.

His dream is to buy a piece of land. He especially enjoys celebrating fiestas dedicated to the local patron saint.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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