A loan of $800 helped to buy urea, compost, insecticides, herbicide, and liquid weed killer.

Hugo Francisco's story

Hugo Francisco is 52 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has five children. He lives with his wife and children in Ventanas which is in Los Ríos Province.

Hugo Francisco is a member of the Communal Bank “Lucha Y Progresso” (Struggle and Progress). Its members are all farmers who live in the neighborhood sector of El Progreso. They grow corn, rice, as well as pigeon peas. Some of the members raise pigs and chickens.

Hugo Francisco is a farmer who grows corn. He is requesting a loan so that he can buy urea, compost, insecticides, Ranger (a brand of herbicide), and liquid weed killer. With the help of this loan, he will be able to buy fertilizers that he currently lacks for his crops.

His purchases and sales are conducted in Ventanas. Hugo’s dream is to plant cacao. The challenges he faces include dealing with pests and bad weather.

In his free time, Hugo Francisco enjoys playing indoor soccer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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