A loan helped to grow corn, wheat and potatoes, and to buy animals, feed supplies and supplies for her crops.

Maria Mercedes's story

Maria Mercedes T. R. is 51 years old. She is single and lives with her child in Guaranda canton, in Bolívar province.

The 'Grupo Enmanuel' community bank is located in San Juan, in Guaranda canton. The 17 members of this group work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn, wheat, and potatoes in large quantities. They also raise animals such as pigs and hens.

María is a farmer who grows corn. She also raises pigs and hens. She buys her animal feed from 'Comercial Silva' every weekend and sells her products in Guaranda's 'Feria de los Jueves' market.

María is requesting this loan so that she can grow corn, wheat and potatoes, and buy animals. She will also buy feed supplies and supplies for her crops. The support of this loan will help her to financially cover her needs. She faces challenges in her business such as insect infestations, plant diseases and changes in the weather. Her dream is to have a stable business and to reach a good financial position.

María enjoys going for walks around the village and celebrating fiestas.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer anonymized.

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