A loan of $600 helped farming supplies.

Rosa Aurora's story

Rosa is 32 years old. She is single and has four children. She lives on the edge of the town of Guaranda, in the Bolívar province.

She is a part of the "Rural Window Group Enmanuel," which is an enclave located 45 minutes from Guaranda, the capital of the Bolivár province. There are a total of 17 members in this farming and agricultural community. They are indigenous people and speak Quechua.

Rosa farms in order to improve the economic status of her family. The crops that she mainly grows are corn, barley, blackberries, and potatoes. She also raises livestock such as hogs and Guinea pigs. She sells the livestock from her home, but she takes her harvests to the main marketplace in Guaranda every six months.

The principle cultural activity is the carnival that is celebrated every year in February. Rosa also likes to cook and sew in her spare time.

She is asking for this loan in order to buy supplies for her farm work, particularly fertilizers. Her goal is to have a good income for her family. Her biggest challenges are the problems with the weather and the plant diseases that affect her crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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