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Aida Mercedes

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San Gabriel, Carchi Province, Ecuador / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase agricultural supplies and jute bags and pay wages.


Aida Mercedes's story

Aida is a 58-year-old woman. She is single and lives alone in a rented home. She is a strong and brave woman that raised three children alone. She achieved this by working hard in the kitchen of a military headquarters.

Today she plans on having a business which she will establish after harvesting her pea plants, which have been planted for two months. These crops have certain needs as the rain threatens to affect them. This is why Aida has turned to Kiva to request funding for agricultural supplies, wages and jute bags that she needs to fumigate and maintain her crops so that she can carry out her project of putting in a refrigerator to sell chickens by the pound.

This way, she can guarantee a source of income in a calmer way, as she can't continue working in agriculture due to health problems, as that job that requires a lot of effort.