A loan of $1,000 helped to plant corn and to buy fertilizers and urea; with the help of this loan she will be able to improve her production and income.

Sara Martha's story

Sara Martha is 19, married, and has a one-year-old child. They live together in the Guaranda province of Bolívar.
She is a member of the Ventanal communal bank in the Guantuncoto community, in the Julio Moreno parish, Guaranda canton. They are located 30 minutes from the Los Habitantes de la Comunidad office. The members work in various areas, such as: agriculture, livestock, raising animals (hogs, chickens, sheep), commerce, and construction.
Sara works in agriculture, raising animals and sowing corn, potatoes, wheat, and barley. She lives in the home of her parents-in-law.
She makes her purchases and sales in Guaranda. She is requesting this loan for sowing corn and for purchasing fertilizers and urea. With the help of this loan, she will be able to improve her production and her income.
Her dream is to be able to buy a plot of land and build a house.
Pests and plagues are challenges for her as a farmer. In her free time she likes to go out for walks and enjoy the carnivals and the San Pedro festival.
With the help of her previous loan she was able to improve her family's lifestyle. Her income and production have improved nicely.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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