A loan of $600 helped buy supplies for farming business.

Galuth Ernestina's story

Galuth Ernestina R. F. is 32 years old. She is single and lives in the parish of Estero Salado in the Ecuadorean canton of Chillanes. She has one son, Wilson, 15.

Galuth is a member of the Fronteras Unidas rural outreach program in Estero Salado, some two hours from the agency office in the town of Chillanes. The group has 19 members. Many of the people in the area make a living from farming.

Galuth is among those whose livelihood depends on farming. She grows cacao. She buys and sells in Matilde Esther.

Galuth is applying for a loan to buy cacao seeds so that she can grow her business. She knows the loan is a chance for her to improve her standard of living and she expects to increase her production and, in turn, her income.

Galuth enjoys farming and local festivals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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