A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds and fertilizers.

Lucila Giralda's story

Lucila Giralda is 53 years old, single and lives with her children in the Ventanas Canton, Los Rios Province.

The members of the V.R.C. "La Union" are located in the enclosure Aguas Frías de Medellín, which is part of the Ventanas Canton. This group is involved in short rotation farming, and planting corn, rice, pigeon peas.

Lucila has been planting corn for 15 years. Her purchases are made ​​in Ventanas and she sells in the markets every day, especially on Sundays.

She is requesting a loan to purchase seeds and fertilizers. This loan would help financially meet her needs. Lucila faces challenges such as competition and climate change. Her dream is to buy a house for her family. She also likes to cook.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Angela Yeh

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