A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase supplies for planting corn..


Olimpio Valentin's story

Olimpio is 63-years old, married and lives with his wife in Ventanas Canton, de los Ríos Province. His communal bank is called "La Paulina" and is located in Puerto Pechiche Parish, La Paulina Precinct, Pueblo Canton. The members of the communal bank make their livings in agriculture and ranching. Olimpio makes his living in agriculture; he grows corn and rice. In addition, he raises chickens. He purchases his supplies from Agroquímicos Briones in Ventanas and sells his products in the Ventanas market. Olimpio is requesting the loan to purchase compost, urea and liquid fertilizers to plant his corn and rice. The loans have helped him to advance his finances. His dream is to buy himself a car. Olimpio likes to travel with his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal



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