A loan of $800 helped to buy urea, liquid pesticide, and insecticide.

Santiago Aurelio's story

Aurelio, 28, is single and lives with his family in the city of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province. His rural solidarity group is located in the village of San Gabriel in the canton of Ventanas. Its members make a living in the fields of agriculture and livestock.

Aurelio works in agriculture, planting corn, and rice, and raising animals such as ducks, pigs, and chickens. He has applied for this loan to buy urea, liquid pesticide, and insecticide.

With the help of this loan, he will be able to buy necessary agricultural supplies. He buys his products in Ventanas. His dream is to buy a plot of land. The challenges which he faces are infestations in his crops. In his free time he likes to cook and play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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