A loan of $600 helped buy fertiliser, manure and insecticides to prevent pests and disease.


Andres Rufino's story

Andres, who is 25, lives with his partner and their two children, Amy (6) and Valentin (2), in Terrenal village in Pueblo Viejo, a canton of the province of Los Ríos. He is a member of the TERRENAL loan group which is situated in TERRENAL village in Pueblo Viejo canton. Andres works as an agricultural labourer and tends livestock. He also grows corn and rice in small quantities, as he is just starting out in the business. The loan will enable him to buy supplies such as: fertiliser, manure and insecticides to prevent pests and disease. He buys his supplies in the city of Pueblo Viejo. His dream is to work hard to earn enough money to build a house. In his free time he likes playing sports, particularly volleyball.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield



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