A loan of $1,000 helped to buy agricultural supplies and fertilizers.

Melania Marlene's story

Melania Marlene O. M. is 42 years old. She is in a common-law marriage and lives with her partner and their children in the canton of Ventanas, which is in Ríos province. She has three children.

The members of the "Nuevo Horizonte" ["New Horizon"] Communal Bank are based in the precinct of Cachel y Grande, in the canton of Ventanas. The members of this group work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn, rice, and pigeon peas. Collectively, they have been doing this work for a long time.

Melania Marlene plants corn, rice, and pigeon peas. She buys products at Agro Karlyta and sells what she produces at the market in Ventanas.

She is requesting a loan to buy agricultural supplies and fertilizers for cultivating corn, rice, and pigeon peas. The economic support provided by this loan will help her meet her needs. She faces challenges like insect plagues, plant illnesses, and the changing climate. Her dream is to own her own field.

She likes sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh

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