A loan of $1,000 helped to sow corn and rice, the purchase of supplies, and to pay her workers.

Kerly Maria's story

Kerly Maria G. V. is 20, single, and lives with her parents in the Ventanas Canton, in the Los Rios province. She has no children. The members of the community bank V.R.C. Nuevo Amanecer ["New Dawn"] are located in the San Luiz Zapotal district, belonging to the Ventanas Canton. This group of 12 members is dedicated to short-cycle agricultural labours, sowing corn and rice. Kerly Maria works in agriculture, sowing corn and rice. She purchases her products in Agro Servicios San Jacinto and sells them in the same location. She is requesting this loan for sowing corn and rice, for the purchase of agricultural supplies, and to pay her workers. The support of this loan will help her economically to supply her needs. She confronts challenges such as plagues, diseases and climatic variability. Her dream is to have her own vehicle. She enjoys playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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