A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase agricultural products and seeds.

Carmen Pilar's story

Carmen Pilar B. A. is 24 years old, she is single, and she lives alone in the city of Ventanas, in the Los Rios Province. She doesn't have children.

The members of the communal bank named "Valle Alto, are originally from the Voluntad de Dios community in Ventanas. This group is primarily involved in short-cycle agriculture, such as corn and rice.

Carmen is an agriculturist and she sows corns and rice. She buys and sells her products in the Pena market in Ventanas, and she also sells from her home and in the market in Ventanas every day.

She requests a loan to sow corn, to purchase products and seeds. With the support of this loan she will be able to provide for her needs, and to face challenges such as plagues, illness, and the changing weather. Her dream is to purchase a house and a car.

She enjoys watching television and listening to music.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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