A loan of $1,000 helped purchase fertilizers and seeds for work.

Silvia Zoila's story

Silvia Zoila G. M. is 50 years old, married, and has five children. She lives in the county of San Miguel in the province of Bolivar. She is a member of the rural group, Calzado Solidario, a precinct located fifteen minutes from the county of San Miguel on the road towards the coast. They are 19 members total, the majority of whom are dedicated to agriculture and the rearing of animals. She works in agriculture in order to increase the family's income. The most popular crops are corn, potatoes, and she also has tomato tree plants. She sells the products at the San Miguel fair and in the Guaranda market. The most important holiday is carnival, which is celebrated every year in February and she takes this opportunity to get together with her family. She is applying for a loan so that she can buy fertilizers and seeds to work the land. Her objective is to have a good economic situation for her family. Her difficulties are the climate and the diseases that affect the crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tracy Quan

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