A loan of $600 helped to buy urea, seeds, Ranger [a brand of weed killer], a pump, and grass.


Eduardo Simon's story

Eduardo Simon is 38 and is in a common law marriage from which he has four children. He lives with his children and wife in the city of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos. He is a member of the VRC Genesis communal bank, which is located in the area of El Atascoso, which belongs to the canton of Ventanas. The people here make a living through agriculture and livestock. Eduardo Simon works in agriculture, growing corn and rice and raising goats. He is requesting a loan to buy urea, seeds, Ranger [a brand of weed killer], a pump, and grass. With the help of this loan, he will buy fertilizers and other things he needs. He will buy and sell these items in Ventanas. His challenges are insects and diseases on his crops. His dream is to buy land. In his free time, he likes to play games.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper



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