A loan of $800 helped to buy fertilizer, manure, and insecticide.

Jose Antonio's story

José, 38, is in a common-law relationship and has two children. He lives with his wife and the children in the precinct of Pampas Grande in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. He belongs to Ahorrando para el Futuro Communal bank in Pampas Grande in Ventanas, which works in agriculture and livestock.

José makes a living in agriculture growing corn and rice. With the loan he'll be able to buy supplies: fertilizer, manure, and insecticide to avoid pests and disease. He makes his purchases in the city of Ventanas. The loan has helped him increase his income and his crops.

His dream is to buy a plot of land. In his free time he likes to play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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