A loan of $600 helped to buy urea, insecticide, herbicide, rice-based animal feed, and corn-based animal feed.


Humberto Washington's story

Humberto Washington is forty years old. He is single and has one son, who is ten years old. He lives with his parents in Chillanes, in the province of Bolivar.

He is a member of the Arrayapamba Communal Bank, which is made up of twelve members who are all from the same community. It takes twenty-five minutes to get from their community to the office. The members make a living in agriculture, raising animals, and in trade.

Humberto Washington makes a living in agriculture, specifically in growing corn, beans, and blackberries, and in raising livestock. He is requesting a loan in order to buy urea, insecticide, herbicide, rice-based animal feed, and corn-based animal feed. He buys these items in the city of Chillanes and he also sells his products in this same location.

His dream is to have his own land and pastures for the livestock, and to improve the price of his products.

The challenges he faces are: the decrease in price of his products and bad weather, which hurts production.

In his free time he likes to go out for walks, play sports, and enjoy the parties and festivals of the community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace



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