A loan of $600 helped to buy urea, seeds, weed killer, a spray gun and some chicks.

Eusebio Laurentino's story

Eusebio Laurentino is 41 years old and lives with his partner and three children in Ventanas, in Los Ríos province.

He is a member of the Genesis community bank which is located in Atascosco, in Ventanas canton. The members of this group farm and raise livestock.

Eusebio Laurentino is a farmer who grows corn and rice. He also raises hens. He is requesting this loan to buy urea, seeds, Ranger weed killer, a spray gun and some chicks. He makes his sales and purchases in Ventanas. The challenges he faces are pests attacking his plants and diseases affecting his hens.

Eusebio Laurentino's dream is to buy land. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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