A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers and compost.

Rosa Elvira's story

Rosa Elvira, 43, is married and lives with her husband and their two children in Ventanas canton in the province of Los Rios.

This group is known as Narcisa de Jesus and is located in the region of San Temistocles, which is part of the canton of Ventanas. The group members are farmers who grow short-cycle crops like corn and rice.

Rosa is a farmer, especially of corn and rice. She makes her purchases monthly in Ventanas and also goes to the markets there to sell her crop.s

She asks for a loan to buy more seeds, fertilizers and compost. The support from the loan will help her to meet her economic needs and to face challenges like pests, crop sickness and variations in climate.

Her dream is to buy her own land. She likes to rest at home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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