A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, urea, compost, weedkiller, and rice- and corn-based animal feed.


Gerardo Leonel's story

Gerardo Leonel, 21, is single and does not have any children. He lives with his parents in the city of Ventanas, province of Los Rios. The lending club La Paulina is in the parish of Puerto Pechiche, in the zone of La Paulina. It belongs to the canton of Pueblo Viejo, where the inhabitants work in farming and cattle. Gerardo Leonel is a farmer who plants corn and rice, as well as raising hens and pigs. He asks for a loan to buy seeds, urea, compost, weedkiller, and rice- and corn-based animal feed. With the help of the loan he will be able to improve his plantings and his harvest. He will make his purchases and sales in the city of Ventanas. His dream is to buy a piece of land and a house. The challenges he is faced with are buying a house and having a nice family. In his free time he likes to play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus



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