A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase agricultural products and fertilizers.

Armando Rigoberto's story

Armando is 29 years old. He lives with his common-law wife and their children in the Ventana Canton in the Los Rios Province. He has two children.

The members of the ‘Jesús Nos Ama’ [Jesus Loves Us] communal bank are located in the Los Amarillos community in the Ventanas Canton. This group is dedicated to short-cycle agriculture, planting corn, rice, and beans. They have been engaged in this business activity for a long time.

Armando is a farmer, and he grows corn, rice, and cocoa. He purchases his products in Agripac Eicopa, and he carries out his sales at the fair in Ventanas.

He requests a loan to purchase agricultural products and fertilizers that he needs to plant corn, rice, and cocoa. With this loan he will have the financial support to provide for his needs. He faces difficulties such as pest infestations, disease, and the changing weather.

His dream is to buy a car for his work and a plot of land upon which to build his house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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