A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fertilizers and seeds to plant corn.

Gerardo Leonel's story

Gerardo is 24 years old, single and lives with his parents. He lives in the Ventanas canton in the Los Ríos province.

The communal bank is named LA PAULINA. It is located in the Puerto Pechiche parish in the community of La Paulina. It belongs to the Pueblo Viejo canton. The bank is dedicated to agricultural and livestock work.

Gerardo works as a farmer, having grown corn and rice for some years. He buys his materials in Ventanas and sells his products in the market there. He asked for the loan to buy fertilizer to plant corn and rice. The loan has helped him to improve his businesses. His dream is to buy a car. He likes to play football.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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