A loan of $1,000 helped to buy farm supplies and animal feed.


Jose German's story

José is a 20-year old married man who lives with his wife and children in the city of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos. The "Laurel" communal bank is located in Recinto El Laurel in Zapotal Nuevo Parish belonging to the cantón Ventanas and is involved in agriculture. José cultivates corn, rice and beans, and also breeds hens and pigs.

Thanks to the loan, he has bought seeds and fertilizers for the crops and animal feed. The loan has been of great help to increase production.

His dream is to increase his income and to save money, so that he can keep investing in his land and his house. He enjoys exercising, studying and spending time with his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina



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