A loan of $600 helped to buy seed and fertilizers.

Lida Mercedes's story

Lida Merecedes is 28 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and children. She lives in the canton of Ventanas, in the province of De los Rios.

The members of the “Señor de la Salud” communal bank, located in Recinto Soloma, part of the cantón of Echeandia. This communal bank works in agriculture, planting corn and rice.

Lida Merecedes works in agriculture and plants corn and rice. She makes her purchases in Ventanas and sells them in the markets every day, especially the one on Sundays.

She is requesting the loan to buy seeds and fertilizers. With the support of this loan, she will be able to supply her needs. She confronts challenges such as insect infestations and plant diseases in her plants, and also variable weather. Her dream is to buy a house for her children.

She likes to dance at the fiestas in her town.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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