A loan of $300 helped to purchase urea, compost, fertilizer, corn and animal feed.

Gerardo Leonel's story

Gerardo, 22, is single and does not have any children. He lives with his parents in the city of Ventanas, province of Los Rios. The communal bank La Paulina is in the parish of Puerto Pechiche, in the zone of La Paulina. It belongs to the canton of Pueblo Viejo, where the inhabitants work in farming and livestock.
Gerardo works as a farmer, growing corn and rice, as well as raising hens and pigs. He is asking for a loan to buy seeds, urea, compost, fertilizer, animal feed and a type of dense corn ("morocho"). With the help of the loan, he will be able to improve his plantings and his harvest.
Gerardo does his purchases and sales in the city of Ventanas. His dream is to buy a piece of land to cultivate. In his free time he likes to play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Leticia Barbero

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