A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers, urea, ranger, and manure for his crops.


Pedro Orlando's story

Pedro Orlando is 48 years old, married under common law, and has 5 children. He lives with his wife and children in Ventanas canton, Los Rios province. Pedro Orlando belongs to the rural “Recinto San Ramon” communal bank, located in Nuevo San Ramon, 12 kilometers from Ventanas. There are 20 members in all who work in short-cycle agriculture (harvesting in 6 months). This is the 1st loan cycle the members have solicited from the Cooperative. Pedro Orlando is a farmer who cultivates corn, rice, plantains, and cacao. He does his purchasing and his selling every 15 days, depending upon what he plants. Pedro Orlando requests this loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, urea, ranger, and manures. He believes the loan will help him better administer his work. His dream is to plant cacao and additional corn. In his free time Pedro Orlando likes to rest.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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