A loan of $600 helped agricultural supplies and fertilizers.

Alicia Yisenia's story

Alicia Yisenia F. M. is 34 years old. She has a common-law marriage and lives with her partner and children in the canton of Ventanas, located in the Los Ríos province. She has three children.

The members of the Unidos Somos Más solidarity group are located in the Marañon area, in the Puerto Pechiche parish which is part of the canton of Pueblo Viejo. This rural cooperative works in short cycle farming planting corn, rice, and beans.

Alicia has worked growing corn, rice and beans especially for the past eight years. She buys her products in Comercial López in Ventanas and sells them in the Ventanas market and in the same area.

She is requesting the loan for the purchase of farming supplies and fertilizers for her crops. The loan support will help her financially to meet her needs. She faces challenges such as pests, diseases, and the change in climate. Her dream is to have her own house and to purchase land.

She likes to cook all kinds of food and wash clothes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell

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