A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers, and herbicides.

Marco Antonio's story

Marco is 31 years old. He is in a common-law marriage and has a son. He lives with his partner and three-year-old son in Chillanes, in the province of Bolivar.

The communal bank "Virgen de Baños" was formed in the Mama Sara de Cerritos community, which is about 30 minutes from the cooperative office. The members work in agriculture, raising animals, and business.

Marco works in agriculture, growing beans and blackberries. He is applying for the loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, and herbicides. He makes his purchases and sales in Chillanes.

With the help of the loan he will be able to buy compost to improve his crops. His dream is to have a good production, have greater economic income, and improve his living conditions. The challenges that he faces are the lack of knowledge for investing and having good production.

In his free time he likes to play volleyball and indoor soccer and enjoy community festivals and carnival.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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