A loan of $800 helped to buy urea, insecticide, Ranger and bug killer.

Jaime Arcenio's story

Jaime Arcenio, 28, is married and has three children. He lives with his children and his wife in the city of Ventanas, Los Ríos Province.

The “Paulina” communal bank is located in Puerto Pechinche Parish, Recinto La Paulina which belongs to Pueblo Viejo Canton; the members work in agriculture and animal husbandry.

Jaime Arcenio works in agriculture growing corn and rice. He’s requesting a loan to buy urea, insecticide, Ranger [brand of herbicide] and bug killer. With help from the loan he will be able to buy the fertilizer. He makes his purchases and his sales in the city of Ventanas. His dream is to buy a piece of land.

The challenge he faces is gathering the money to buy a tractor to till the soil. He enjoys playing sports with his neighborhood friends in his free time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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