A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, urea, compost, weedkiller, two hens and a pig.

Nelson Agustin's story

Nelson Agustin, 33, is married and has 4 children. He lives with his wife and kids in the city of Ventanas in the province of Los Rios.

The lending group "La Paulina" is located in the parish of Puerto Pechiche, the precinct of La Paulina. It belongs to the canton of Pueblo Viejo, where the inhabitants are farmers and cattlemen.

Nelson Agustin is a farmer, planting corn and rice. He also raises hens and pigs. He asks for a loan to buy seeds, urea, compost, weedkiller, 2 hens and a pig. With the help from this loan he will be able to buy the things he needs for his planting and the animals. He makes his purchases and sales in the city of Ventanas.

His dream is to have a piece of land and a house. A challenge that he is facing is buying himself a car. In his free time he likes to go to church.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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