A loan of $800 helped buy rice and corn seeds.


Carmen Pilar's story

Carmen Pilar B. A. is 23 years old. She is single, and she lives with her parents and her siblings. She lives in the Ventanas province in Los Ríos. She does not have children.

Carmen is a member of the “Valle Alto” (High Valley) Communal Bank. It is located in the Voluntad de Dios precint, which is an hour and a half from Ventanas. There are 23 members in all, and most of them devote themselves to agriculture. This is their second loan with the Cooperativa San José.

Carmen is a farmer, and she grows rice and corn in a short cycle. She makes her purchases every month at Fertiza in the city of Ventanas and at the Peña market, and she sells her products at the same place

She is requesting the loan to buy rice and corn seeds. She thinks that the loan is an opportunity go get ahead. Her dream is to prosper in her work. She faces challenges like pest infestation.

She likes to play sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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