A loan of $1,000 helped to buy urea, seeds, fertilizers, and balanced feed for raising and fattening chickens and pigs.

Manuel De Jesus's story

Manuel is 33 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and 1-year-old son. He lives in the canton of Ventanas in the province of Los Rios.

He is a member of the solidarity group "10th of September," which is located in Lechugalito. It is a district that is part of the Ventanas canton and the Los Rios province.

Manual works in agriculture. He plants corn and raises chickens and pigs to help his family's economy. The most important crop is corn. He sells his products in the market in Ventanas.

He is applying for the loan for his agricultural work to buy urea, seeds, fertilizers, and balanced feed to raise and fatten chickens and pigs.

His dream is to travel to the beach with his family. In his free time he likes to rest and lie on the grass.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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