A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase urea, insecticide, pest-killing liquid, corn, and vaccines for pigs.

Elias Ramon's story

Elías is 32 years old and is single. He lives with his brothers in the city of Ventanas, in the province of Los Rios.

The communal bank Bendición de Dios (God’s Blessing) is located in the community of Rancho Grande in the Puerto Pechiche Parish. They work as agricultural laborers and livestock farmers.

Elías works in agriculture growing corn, rice, and others. He raises animals like hens and ducks. He is requesting a loan in order to purchase urea, insecticides, pest-killing liquid, corn, and vaccines for pigs.

With the assistance from the loan, he will be able to purchase necessary agricultural items. He will make the purchases in Ventanas. His dream is to get ahead, thanks to the loan that the co-op is offering. His challenges include a lack of working capital. His free time is spent resting.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel

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