A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, urea, fertilizer, Ranger [brand of herbicide], animal feed and morocho [type of corn].


Olimpio Valentin's story

Olimpio is 63 years old, is in a common-law marriage and has three children. His lives with his wife and children in the city of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos. In his free time he likes to go out walking with his wife. The communal bank La Paulina is located in the parish of Puerto Pechiche, rural settlement La Paulina, belonging to the cantón of Pueblo Viejo. The members work in agriculture and livestock. Olimpio works in agriculture growing corn and rice as well as rearing chickens and pigs. The challenges he faces are pests and bad weather. He does his buying and selling in the city of Ventanas. He is asking for the loan to buy seeds, urea, fertilizer, Ranger [brand of herbicide], animal feed and morocho [type of corn]. With the help of the loan he will be able to buy what he needs for his crops and food for the animals. His dream is to buy a piece of land so he can continue growing crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally



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