A loan of $1,200 helped to buy farming supplies and fertilizers.

Mercedes Cristina's story

Mercedes Cristina A. C. is 30 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and children in San Miguel canton, in Bolívar department. She has 2 children.

The Yagui Grande solidarity group is located 30 minutes from our San Miguel office, in San Miguel canton. The members of this group work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn and potatoes. They have been doing this for a long time.

Mercedes is a farmer. Shee grows corn and potatoes. She buys her products in Ambato and San Miguel and sells them in San Miguel market on Thursdays.

She is requesting this loan to buy farming supplies and fertilizers for her corn and potato crops. The support of this loan will help her financially to cover her needs. She faces challenges such as insect infestations, diseases and changes in the weather. Her dream is to buy her own home.

Mercedes likes to play basketball and enjoy Carnival celebrations.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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