A loan of $600 helped to buy agricultural supplies to plant rice.

Marcos Julio's story

Marco is 31 years old. He is in a free union relationship and lives with his wife and their children, ages 6 and 9. He lives in the Mocache canton in the province of Los Rios.

His communal bank is called "Juntos Triunfaremos" (Together We Will Triumph). It is located in the John F. Kennedy 2 district, which is part of the Mocache canton near Ventanas and works with agricultural and livestock-raising businesses.

Marcos works in agriculture. He has been planting corn and rice for several years. He buys his supplies in Ventanas and sells his products in the market in the same place.

The loan that he has applied for is to purchase compost and fertilizers to plant corn and rice. The loan will help him to improve the economy of his family and his crops. His dream is to improve in business. He likes to play sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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