A loan of $800 helped buy fertilizer, manure and insecticide to prevent pests and disease.


Tomas Bienvenido's story

Tomas is 27 years old and is in a common law marriage. He lives with his partner and their four year old son in Terrenal Village in Pueblo Viejo, a canton of the province of Los Rios. He is a member of the Terrenal Loan Group which is located in the village of Terrenal in the Pueblo Viejo canton. Tomas works as an agricultural laborer planting corn.

With this loan, he will be able to purchase supplies such as: fertilizers, manure and pesticides to prevent pests and disease. He buys his supplies in the city of Pueblo Viejo. His dream is to buy land to continue growing his crops and have enough money to invest in other crops. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry



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