A loan of $800 helped to buy agricultural supplies.

Alfredo Otilio's story

Alfredo, 48, is in a common law relationship and has two children; he lives with his children and spouse in the city of Ventanas, Los Ríos Province. He’s a member of the “Genesis” communal bank located in Atascoso which belongs to Ventanas Canton; they carry out agricultural and animal husbandry activities.

Alfredo works in agriculture growing corn and rice and also raises pigs and chickens. He’s asking for this loan to buy urea, seeds, organic manure and fertilizer. With the loan’s help he will be able to buy the fertilizer and a pump to fumigate his crops.

He makes his purchases and sales in Guaranda. The challenge he faces is infestations and crop diseases. His dream is to buy land to continue planting. He likes playing indor soccer with neighborhood friends in his free time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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