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

Maria Magdalena's story

Maria Magdalena A. A. is 38 years old, she is single and she lives with her children in Ventanas, a canton of the Los Ríos Province. She has 3 children.

The V.R.C. Valle Alto (Valle Alto Communal Bank) is located in the Voluntad de Dios precinct, located in the Ventanas canton; this group engages in short-cycle agricultural labor, growing crops like maize and rice.

Maria Magdalena engages in agriculture, growing maize and rice. She buys and sells the products in Ventanas and in the Comercial Peña, and she also sells them every day at her house or in the market.

The loan she is requesting will be used to sow maize by buying supplies and seeds. The loan will help her economically, as thanks to it she will fulfill her needs, as well as face challenges such as pests, illnesses and climate changes. She dreams of buying a house for her children.

She likes cooking.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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