A loan of $1,000 helped tO BUY AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIES AND FERTILIZERS FOR HER CROPS.


Lida Mercedes's story

Lida is 40 years old, married, and lives with her husband and their children. She lives in Ventanas canton, Los Ríos province. She has 5 children.

The members of the “Señor de la Salud” (Lord of Health) Communal Bank are located in the Saloma area of Echeandia canton. The bank is dedicated to agricultural laborers on the short crop cycle, who sow corn, rice, and passion fruit. They have been doing this for a long time.

Lida is dedicated to agriculture, sowing corn, rice, and passion fruit. She buys her products at Comercial Viscarra and sells the products in Comercial Escudero. Lida is requesting a loan to buy agricultural supplies and fertilizers for cultivating corn, rice, and passion fruit. The loan will help her economically to supply her necessities. She confronts challenges such as plant plagues and diseases as well as climate variations.

Her dream is to buy more agricultural land. She loves music.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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