A loan of $600 helped to grow corn: to buy seeds and fertilizer.

Mercy Roció's story

Mercy Roció B. G. is 24 years old. She is married and lives with her husband in the Ventanas cantón, in the province of Los Ríos. She is expecting a daughter.

Mercy is a member of the Recinto San Ramón solidarity group, which is located in Nuevo San Ramón, 12 kilometers from Ventanas. There are 20 members in all, who work in short-cycle agriculture (harvesting every 6 months). This is the first loan that that they have taken out through Cooperativa San Jose.

Mercy is studying to be an administrative secretary and at the same time, she is helping her husband with their farming (corn and rice). Every six months, they sell their products in the López y G. commercial area of Ventanas.

She is requesting this loan to plant corn: to buy seeds and fertilizer. She thinks that this loan will help her to make gains and to have greater profitability. Her dreams are to have a house, to buy a car, and to have a better life for all of the children she is going to have (she wants to have 6). She faces challenges like pests in her rice crop and health problems in her family.

She likes to sleep in her free time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh

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