A loan of $400 helped to buy herbicides, urea, seeds and fertilizers.

Jose Ignacio's story

José is 56 years old, married, and has three children. He lives together with his wife and children in Chillanes, Bolívar province.

The Virgen de Baños community bank was formed in Mama Sara de Cerritos community, some 30 minutes from Cooperativa's offices.

José's business is growing beans, corn and blackberries. He also raises livestock. He is requesting this loan to buy herbicides, urea, seeds and fertilizers. This loan will help him to buy the materials he needs for his farming.

José makes his purchases in Chillanes. His dream is to improve his living conditions. The challenge that he faces is a lack of work opportunities. In his free time, he enjoys taking part in local celebrations and festivals. He also likes going for walks.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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