A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fertilizers, urea, compost, liquid to combat pests, and a balanced diet for pigs.


Antonio Salvio's story

Antonio is 22 years old, is single, has two children and lives with his parents. His children live with their mother in the city of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos. A farmer, he is a member of the Bruniquilde Communal Bank located in the Calabi precinct, part of the Ventanas canton.

Antonio makes a living from agriculture, planting cacao and passion fruit. He also makes a living by raising pigs. He is asking for the loan to apply to his work in agriculture, for the purchase of fertilizers, urea, compost, liquid to combat pests, and a balanced diet for the pigs. He will buy the products in the city of Ventanas every two weeks. With the help of the loan he will be able to buy what he needs to prepare the land, to be able to plant, and to fatten the animals.

He faces challenges such as the budworm pest in his plants. His dream is to work and to improve himself. In his spare time he likes to talk to his parents and siblings.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Perry



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