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


Valentin Celedonio's story

Valentin Celedonio is 36, is married, and has two children. He lives with his wife and children in the city of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos. He is a member of the communal bank, "VRC Genesis," 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. Valentin Celedonio works in agriculture, growing corn and rice, and also raises ducks and chickens. He is requesting this loan to buy urea, seeds, Ranger [a brand of weed killer], feed, corn, and a pump. With the help of this loan, he will buy fertilizers, a pump, and feed for his animals. He will buy these things in Ventanas. His challenges are th pests and diseases that his crops and animals get. His dream is to buy land. In his free time, he likes to preach the word of God.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper



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