A loan of $800 helped to buy farming supplies to sow corn.

Alejandro Antonio's story

Alejandro is 23 years old and is married. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Ventanas canton of the Los Ríos province.

Alejandro is a member of the "San Francisco" communal bank, in the Pantano area of the Ventanas canton. Here the people make a living in agriculture and raising livestock.

Alejandro works in agriculture - he sows corn. He is applying for this loan in order to buy insecticides, urea and fertilisers. With the help of this loan he will buy able to buy the necessary supplies for sowing his crops. Alejandro will make his purchases in Ventanas.

Alejandro's dream is to finish building his house. One challenge that he is facing at work is diseases affecting the crops and competition from other businesses. Alejandro likes to spend his free time with his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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