A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fertilizers, compost, and balanced feed.

Jose Hugo's story

José is 54 years old, single, and has three children. He lives in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

José is a member of the Communal Bank "10 de Septiembre" (September 10th), which is located in Lechugalito, a neighborhood in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province. There are a total of 21 members. They come from a community that consists mostly of farmers and ranchers.

José works as a farmer, cultivating popcorn kernels and raising chickens so that he can improve his family's financial situation. He sells his products at the markets in Mocache and San Carlos. José enjoys playing community sports with his friends from the neighborhood.

José is requesting a loan in order to buy farming supplies for his work in the fields, mostly fertilizers and compost, as well as balanced feed. His goal is to have a financially successful business for the sake of his family. His challenges include trying to have a peaceful life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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