A loan of $1,000 helped to buy urea, insecticides, liquid weedkiller, and a fumigator.

Jaime Arcenio's story

Jaime is 29, married, and lives with his wife and three children in the city of Ventanas, Los Ríos province.
The La Paulina Communal Bank is located in the Puerto Pechiche parish, in the La Paulina district, belonging to the Pueblo Viejo canton. The residents work in agriculture and livestock.
Jaime works in agriculture, sowing corn and rice. He is requesting this loan for the purchase of urea, insecticides, liquid weedkiller, and a fumigator. With this loan, he will be able to buy fertilizer.
He makes his purchases and sales in the city of Ventanas. His dream is to buy a plot of land.
He has to confront the challenge of finding enough money to buy a tractor to prepare the land.
In his free time he enjoys playing sports with his friends in the neighbourhood.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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