A loan of $800 helped purchase supplies to plant corn and potatoes.


Sara Martha's story

Sara Martha Q. M. is 18 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and son in the Guaranda subdivision of the Bolivar province. She has one son.

Sara belongs to the solidarity group Guantucoto which is located half an hour from Guaranda. The group is dedicated to agriculture and livestock especially corn and potatoes in the highlands area and in rice in the coastal area. The group has 25 members.

Sara has been farming for several years. She grows corn and potatoes and also raises livestock and cattle to sell. She buys at Guaranda and then sells at the wholesale market in the same city.

She is requesting this loan to purchase supplies to plant corn and potatoes. The support from this loan will help her financially to provide for her family's needs. She faces challenges such as pests and crop diseases. Her dream is to buy a car and a home. She enjoys playing sports with her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Manzo



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