A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, manure, herbicides, and fertilizers.


Cristian Patricio's story

Cristian is 29 years old and married with two children. He lives with his spouse and their children in Chillanes, in the Bolivar Province. The "Virgen de Baños" communal bank is composed of the Cerritos Mama Sara community, which is 30 minutes away from the Cooperativa San Jose office.

Cristian makes his living in agriculture and grows beans, corn and blackberries, in addition to raising livestock. He is asking for this loan to buy seeds, manure, herbicides and fertilizers. With the help of this credit, he'll be able to buy what is necessary for his crops. He will make these purchases in Chillanes. The challenges Cristian faces include production losses due to the presence of natural phenomenons. In his free time, he likes to play sports and enjoys community festivals and Carnaval.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Oyarzun



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