A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer and manure and also to feed the animals.

Gloria Narcisa's story

Gloria Narcisa is 42 years old. She’s a widow and lives alone. She has three children but they are all married. She lives in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province.

The “La Unión” (Unity) communal bank is located in Aguas Fría de Medellín which belongs to Ventanas Canton. The members of this communal bank are short cycle corn, rice and pigeon pea farmers.

Gloria has been farming corn for the last 25 years. She also raises small farm animals. Her purchases take place in Ventanas and her sales occur at daily farmers markets, especially Sunday’s.

She is asking for the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer and manure and also for animal feed. Support from the loan will help her economically to meet her needs. The challenges she faces are competition and weather variations.

Her dream is to leave a good inheritance for her children. She enjoys going out on trips and playing sports with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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