A loan of $800 helped to buy farming supplies.


Juan Demetrio's story

Juan is 49 years old, in a common law marriage and has five children. He lives with his wife and children in the Pampas Grande neighborhood of Ventanas, part of the Los Rios province. He’s part of the “Ahorrando Para El Futuro” communal bank, located in Pampas Grande and its members farm and raise livestock. Juan raises corn and rice. He will use the money from this loan to buy fertilizers, compost, and insecticides for blights and crop disease. He will make his purchases in Ventanas and this loan will help him improve his income and crops. His dream is to buy a house. He likes to play sports in his spare time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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