A loan of $600 helped buy fertilizer, manure, and insecticide.


Jose Miguel's story

Jose is 32 years old and lives with his common-law partner and their three children in the community of Terrenal in the canton of Pueblo Viejo, Los Ríos province. He belongs to the Terrenal Community Bank and works as a farmer and fisherman.

Jose grows corn and rice. With the money from the loan he will be able to buy agricultural supplies such as fertilizer, manure, and insecticide so that his crops don’t suffer from pests and diseases. He will buy these supplies in the town of Pueblo Viejo.

His dream is to build a house of his own as he currently rents his home. In his free time, at weekends for example, Jose enjoys playing sports such as soccer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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