A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, urea, manure, insecticide, organic fertilizer, and Ranger (a type of herbicide).


Julio Alfredo's story

Julio Alfredo is twenty-five years old, is single, and has one son. He lives with his son in his parent's house in the city of Ventanas, in the province of Los Ríos.

The communal bank La Paulina is located in the Puerto Pechiche parish, in the district of La Paulina. This area belongs to the Pueblo Viejo region. The communal bank members make a living working in agriculture and livestock.

Julio Alfredo works in agriculture, particularly in growing corn and rice. He also raises hens and ducks. He is requesting a loan in order to buy seeds, urea, manure , insecticide, organic fertilizer, and Ranger (a type of herbicide).

With the help of the loan, he will be able to buy what is necessary for planting the corn and rice. All of the buying and selling he does in the city of Ventanas.

His dream is to buy a house. In his free time, he likes to play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace



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