A loan of $800 helped to buy seed and fertilizer.

Gerardo Andres's story

Gerardo, 26, lives in a free union and has a son. He lives with his wife and child in Ventanas canton in Los Ríos province. The communal bank Luchando Juntos (Striving Together) is located is Zapotal Nuevo in Ventanas canton. Most of the members are merchants.

Gerardo grows corn and rice. He will buy more supplies with the loan, which will give him capital to purchase seed and fertilizer and will benefit his family. He dreams of owning his own house. He likes to play sports in his free time.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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