A loan of $1,000 helped fertilizer, manure, a pump to spray his crops to prevent infestation and disease, and balanced food to raise and fatten his animals.


Carlos Alberto's story

Carlos, 36, is in a relationship and has three children. He lives with his wife and children in the precinct of Desvió De los Amarillo, located in the canton of Ventanas and the province of Los Ríos.

He belongs to the Pequeños Agricultores ("Small Farmers") communal bank, which is also located in Desvió De los Amarillo. The bank's members work in agriculture and livestock.

Carlos makes a living in agriculture by planting corn and raising farm animals such as chickens and pigs. With this loan he will be able to buy supplies such as fertilizer, manure, and a pump to spray his crops to prevent infestation and disease. He will also buy balanced feed to raise and fatten his animals.

He makes his purchases in the city of Ventanas.

His dream is to keep working so that he can earn more money and give his children everything they need. He greatly enjoys working and walking in the countryside.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz



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