A loan of $800 helped bUYING SEED CORN TO SOW AND IMPROVE HER CROP.


Lerida Mercedes's story

Lerida is 50 years old and lives by herself in the canton of Chillanes in the province of Bolívar. She has 1 son who is 27. She is a member of the Genesis rural bank, located almost 2 hours from Chillanes. There are 11 members in total, who in the majority cultivate corn, rice, soy, plantains, papaya, and other crops.

Lerida dedicates herself to agriculture, cultivating corn and cacao. She buys what she needs and sells her harvests in Mata de Cacao twice a week.

Lerida requests a loan to buy seeds to sow. With the help of this loan, she will be able to sow more corn and improve her agriculture. Her dream is to advance her farming. In her free time, she likes to make things at home and to listen to Ecuadorian music.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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