A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizers, manure, and insecticides to avoid plagues and illnesses.


Carlos Alberto's story

Carlos is 24 years old. He is single with no children. Carlos lives with his parents and his two siblings who are 15 and 12 years old. They live in the Terrenos area, part of the Pueblo Viejo canton in the Los Ríos province of Ecuador.

Carlos belongs to the Terrenos communal bank, which is located in Terrenos, an area of the Pueblo Viejo canton that focuses on agricultural work and raising livestock.

Carlos works in agriculture, sowing corn and rice. With this loan, he will be able to buy supplies, such as fertilizers, manure, and insecticides to avoid plagues and illnesses. Carlos will make his purchases in the city of Pueblo Viejo.

Carlos’s dream is to have the money to open his own grocery store, since there are none where he lives. In his free time, Carlos plays volleyball.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Dahlberg



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