A loan of $600 helped to buy supplies and fertilizers for her crops.

Nancy Alilian's story

Nancy Alilian R. B. is 49 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and child in Ventanas canton, in Los Ríos province.

The Nueva Unión community bank is located in Guamayacu, in Echeandia canton. The members of this group work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn and rice.

Nancy is a farmer who grows corn and rice. She buys her products at Comercial Murillo and sells them there as well. She is requesting this loan to grow corn and rice. She will buy supplies and fertilizers for her crops. The support of this loan will help her to financially cover her needs. Nancy faces challenges in her business such as insect infestations, plant diseases and changes in the weather. Her dream is to buy a plot of land so that she can continue growing crops.

Nancy enjoys watching television and listening to music.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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