A loan of $800 helped purchase seeds for planting rice, corn, and beans.

Maria Narcisa's story

Maria Narcisa C. A. is 31 years old, single, and lives with her four children in Ventanas, which is in the province of Los Ríos. Her children’s names are Julia (age 13), José (age 11), Anahi (age 4), and Johan (age 7).

Maria is a member of the Communal Bank “Valle Alto” (High Valley), which is located in the district of Voluntad de Dios and an hour and half away from Ventanas. There are 23 members in total, most of whom engage in agriculture. This is the second loan they have received from Cooperativa San José.

Maria is a farmer who grows rice, corn, and beans. She buys her supplies each month in the city of Ventanas and sells her products at the Peña commercial market which is also in Ventanas.

The loan she is requesting will be invested in the purchase of seeds for planting rice, corn, and beans. She views this loan as an opportunity to get ahead. Her dream is to succeed. The challenges she faces include the pests and diseases that can impact her crops.

Maria enjoys working.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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