A loan of $800 helped to buy urea, liquid weed killer, and insecticides.

Washington's story

Washington is 49 years old and married. He lives with his wife and two children in the city of Ventanas, Los Ríos Province.

The Communal Bank “Solidaria” is located in the neighborhood of San Gabriel in the canton of Ventanas. The members are farmers and ranchers.

Washington is a farmer who grows corn. He is requesting a loan in order to buy urea, liquid weed killer, and insecticides. Washington switched over into this line of work, so this loan will help him focus more on his crops. With these funds, he will be able to buy what he needs for his farming activities. His purchases are conducted in Ventanas. Washington’s dream is to buy a plot of land. The challenges he faces include dealing with pests and maintaining his crops.

In his free time, Washington enjoys watching television.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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