A loan of $1,400 helped to purchase a pump for fumigation.

Jose Luis's story

José is 25 years old. He is single and lives with his parents in the Canton of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos.

The communal bank is called "La Paulina" and is located in the parish of Puerto Pechiche in the precinct of La Paulina. It is part of the Canton of Pueblo Viejo. This group is dedicated to farming and livestock activities.

José works in agriculture, and has been planting maize and rice for several years. He also raises livestock. He purchases his products in Ventanas and then sells them at the market in the same location.

José is requesting this loan in order to purchase what he needs for planting as well as a pump to fumigate his crops. The loan will help him to increase his earnings for his family's consumption and to invest.

His dream is to purchase a car. He likes to play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Aesclinn Donohue

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