A loan of $600 helped to buy insecticides, liquid weed killer, pesticide, herbicides, and urea.

Segundo Victor's story

Segundo Victor is 52 years old, single, and has two children. He and his family live in the city of Chillanes in Bolívar Province.

Segundo is a member of the Communal Bank “Arrayapamba”, which consists of 12 members who are from the same community. They live 25 minutes away from the office of Cooperativa San Jose. The members engage in business activities such as farming, raising animals, and trade.

Segundo Victor is a farmer who grows beans and blackberries. He also raises and fattens pigs and cattle that he will eventually sell. Segundo is requesting a loan in order to buy insecticides, liquid weed killer, Ranger (a brand of pesticide), herbicides, and urea. With the help of this loan, he will be able to buy seeds that he lacks for farming. His purchases are conducted in the city of Chillanes. His dream is to achieve good production and improve his financial situation. The challenges he faces include dealing with pests that could ruin his crops.

In his free time, Segundo Victor enjoys playing sports and going out for walks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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