A loan of $1,000 helped for seed and manure.


Maria Bety's story

María Bety P. R., 32, is married and lives with her husband and son in Chillanes canton, Bolívar province. She has one son.

The members of the LUZ Y PROGRESO (Light and Progress) communal bank are located 20 minutes from the Chillanes Office. It belongs to Chillanes canton and the bank is dedicated to farming and other professional activities. It has 17 members.

María is a maize, broad bean, pea and chayote farmer. She buys her supplies in Chillanes and sells her products in the Chillanes market and in her own settlement.

She is asking for the loan to buy maize, broad bean, pea and chayote seeds. Support from the loan will help her economically to meet her needs. They face challenges like infestations, illnesses and variability in the weather. Her dream is to finish building her house for her son’s future.

She enjoys reading with her son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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