A loan of $800 helped to purchase seeds and compost.

Miriam Judith's story

Miriam Judith is 28 years old and married. She lives with her husband and children in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

This Communal Bank is called “Nuevo Horizonte” (New Horizon) and located in the neighborhood of Recinto Cachely Grande, which is in the canton of Ventanas. The members of this Communal Bank are short-cycle farmers who grow corn, rice, and pigeon peas.

Miriam is a farmer who specializes in growing corn, rice, and beans. She buys her supplies at the Olivos Brothers Shopping Center each month and then sells her goods at the fair in the same location.

She is requesting a loan to buy seeds and compost for her crops. With the financial assistance provided through this loan, she will be able to acquire needed supplies. She does not face any major challenges. Her dream is to acquire her own land for building a house.

Miriam enjoys celebrating the neighborhood festivals and dancing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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