A loan of $1,000 helped purchase of seed and supplies.

Karem Lisbeth's story

Karem Lisbeth G. C. is 20 years old and lives with her parents in the Ventanas district of Los Ríos province. She is single and doesn't have any children.

The members of Tierra Nuestra V.R.C. (rural loan group) are located in San Luís de Zapotal, an area in Ventanas. The group consists of 14 members who farm maize and rice during the short planting season.

Karem is a farmer and plants maize and rice. She buys inputs from Ecua-Agro and sells her harvest there as well. She is requesting this loan to buy seed and supplies. The income generated through this loan will help her cover her basic expenses. Karem struggles with pests, crop diseases, and the unpredictable weather. Karem enjoys exercise and her dream is to have a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu

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