A loan of $600 helped to pay the rent of his farmland and to buy supplies.


Juan Oswaldo's story

Juan is 40 years old, married, and has five children. He lives with his family in the canton of Ventanas, which is in Los Ríos Province.

Juan is a member of the Communal Bank “Virgen de Guadalupe”, which is in the parish of Puerto Pechiche in the canton of Pueblo Viejo. He sells pigs, grows corn and rice, and raises chickens and cows. Juan is requesting a loan to pay the rent of his farmland and to buy supplies. His purchases are conducted in Ventanas and Quevedo. His dream is to accomplish more clearing of the land and to own a business. The challenges he faces include dealing with red stripe and other crop diseases.

In his free time, Juan enjoys playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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