A loan of $800 helped to buy wood and cement and to buy urea, liquid weed killer, insecticide, and seed.

Santos Oswaldo's story

Santos is 57 years old, lives with his long-term partner, has four children, and lives in the city of Ventanas in the Los Ríos Province.

The 25 de Febrero Communal Bank is located in the El Guabito Precinct of the parish of Zapatol in Ventanas Canton. He is a farmer.

Santos is in the business of cacao, coffee, and farming, growing corn, cacao, and coffee. Additionally, he raises livestock, such as chickens, pigs, ducks, and turkeys. He is asking for this loan to buy wood, cement, urea, liquid weed killer, insecticide, and seed.

With the help of the loan he will be able to buy the farming supplies he needs to have a good yield and to buy material to fix up the farm. He makes his purchases every 15 days in Ventanas. His dream is to work a lot for the wellbeing of his family. The challenge he faces in his work is the sowing. In his free time he likes to play cards and he likes Carnaval.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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