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

Cidar German's story

Cidar German is 51 years old, single, and has no children. He lives with his parents in the city of Chillanes in Bolívar Province.

Cidar 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.

Cidar German is a farmer who grows beans and blackberries. He also raises and fattens pigs and chickens that he will eventually sell. Cidar 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 also be able to buy seeds. His purchases are conducted in the city of Chillanes. His dream is to be healthy so that he can continue living and working, which will enable him to have capital for the future. The challenges he faces include dealing with pests.

In his free time, Cidar German enjoys going out for walks and experiencing Carnival.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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