Total loan: $1,425

Cristina Maricela

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Bahia de Caraquez, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy chickens, feed, and vaccinations and to buy a planting KIT (certified seeds, urea, fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides).

Cristina Maricela's story

In a place called Las Coronas in the city of Bahía de Caráquez, people work in agriculture and grow winter corn. Most of the inhabitants raise poultry.

Cristina, age 42, is in a common-law marriage. She has four children. Two of them are grown and independent, and the other two are 17 and 15 years old. The two of them left school and devote themselves to agriculture. Her husband is a farmer. They live in their own house.

Cristina devotes herself to raising chickens at her house, where she has a space big enough to have a corral. She raises them for two to three months, which is the time for them to be ready to sell. After this time she delivers them to some stores in the area.

She also sells them by the pound at her house, and she sells them live to merchants who come to her house. She has been doing this for approximately eight years. Her children help her with the job of feeding them. She also grows corn together with her family on their own land.

With this new loan she will buy chickens, feed, and vaccinations. She will also buy a planting KIT (certified seeds, urea, fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides). Her dream is to have good health and for her children to become high school graduates.