A loan of $1,000 helped purchase fertilizers for her crops.

Gladys Estela's story

Gladys Estela C. A. L. is 25 years old, single, and does not have any children. She lives in the town of San Francisco de Rumí, which is 1½ hours from San Miguel Canton in the Province of Bolivar.

Gladys is a member of the Communal Bank “San Francisco de Rumí Pamba”. The group consists of 25 members, most of whom are engaged in agriculture. Gladys is a farmer and helps support her family financially. Among the crops grown in the area are corn, potatoes, peas, and beans. She sells her products in San Pablo Parish and San Miguel Canton.

Gladys is requesting a loan to buy fertilizers for her crops. Her goal is to improve production so that she can generate more revenue. The challenges that Gladys confronts are the changes in weather than can negatively impact her crops. In her free time, Gladys says she enjoys listening to music and helping with the household chores.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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