A loan of $600 helped to buy urea, seeds, weed killer, a spray gun, rice bran and morocho corn.


Washington Fernando's story

Washington Fernando is 27 years old, single, and has an 8-month-old son. He lives with his parents in Ventanas, in los Ríos province. He is a member of the Genesis community bank which is located in Atascoso, in Ventanas canton. The members of this group farm and raise livestock. Washington Fernando is a farmer who grows corn and rice. He also raises hens and pigs. He is requesting this loan to buy urea, seeds, Ranger weed killer, a spray gun, rice bran and morocho corn. He makes his sales and purchases in Ventanas. The challenge he faces is pests and diseases attacking his crops. His dream is to buy a plot of land and a house. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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