A loan of $600 helped to purchase fertilizer, seeds, a scooter, a sprayer, insecticides.

Ufredo Gerardo's story

Ufredo Gerardo is 38 years old and lives with his partner and their four children in the city of Ventanas of the Los Rios province.

He is a member of VRC Genesis which is located in the Atascoso area of the Ventanas canton and is involved in farming and fishing activities.

Ufredo Gerardo makes a living in farming, growing corn and rice. He is requesting the loan to purchase fertilizer, seeds, a scooter, a sprayer and insecticides. With the help of the loan he will be able to purchase fertilizers and a sprayer to fumigate his fields.

He makes his purchased and sales in Guaranda. The challenges that he faces are fleas and diseases in his crops. He dreams of buying a plot of land. He likes to read the Bible in his free time.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit

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