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

Jorge Santiago's story

Jorge Santiago is 27 years old, single, and doesn’t have any children. He lives with his parents in Ventanas in Los Ríos province.

His community bank is called Acaminando por un Buen Futuro and is located in the community of Cachely in Ventanas canton. It works with local farmers.

Jorge earns his living growing corn. He is seeking a loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, urea, and insecticide. The loan will help him buy these necessities for his crops.

Jorge’s dream is to buy some land. His biggest challenge is overcoming the pests that attack his crops.

In his free time he enjoys cycling and extreme sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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