A loan of $800 helped to buy urea, seeds, fertilizers and corn.

Jorge Clemente's story

Jorge is 37 years old. He lives with his partner and four children in the city of Ventanas, in los Ríos province.

Jorge is a member of the Genesis community bank which is located in Atascoso, in Ventanas canton. The members of this bank farm and raise livestock.

Jorge is a farmer who grows corn and rice. He also raises pigs and turkeys. He is requesting this loan to buy urea, seeds, fertilizers and corn. With the help of this loan, he will be able to buy fertilizers and feed for his animals.

The challenges Jorge faces are pests and diseases on his crops. His dream is to buy a plot of land on which to sow cacao in order to increase his production. In his free time, he enjoys playing volleyball and soccer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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