A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, urea, herbicide, fertilizers, and weed killers.

Camilo Lorenzo's story

Camilo Lorenzo is 42 years old, married, and has three children. He lives with his wife and children in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The Communal Bank “Dulce Sentimiento” (Sweet Sentiment) is located in the neighborhood of Caimito II in the parish of Puerto Pechiche, canton of Pueblo Viejo. The members of the Communal Bank are short-cycle farmers who grow corn, rice, and pigeon peas.

Camilo Lorenzo is a farmer who grows corn, rice, and pigeon peas. His purchases and sales are conducted in the canton of Ventanas. He is requesting a loan in order to buy seeds, urea, herbicide, fertilizers, weed killers, and Ranger (a specific brand of herbicide). This loan will be a great help because he will be able to acquire supplies. The challenges he faces on a frequent basis include dealing with the competition, pests, and bad weather.

His dreams include planting more corn and helping his children with their studies. In his free time, Camilo Lorenzo enjoys playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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