A loan of $500 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers, and compost.

Rita Del Carmen's story

Rita del Carmen is 42 years old and married. She lives with her husband and children in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The October 27th Communal Bank is located in the neighborhood of Recinto San Sofia, which is part of the canton of Ventanas. This Communal Bank is composed of short-cycle farmers who grow corn, rice, and pigeon peas.

Rita is a farmer who grows corn, rice, and pigeon peas. She buys her supplies in Ventanas each month and sells her products at the fair in the same location.

Rita is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, and compost. With the financial assistance provided through this loan, she will be able to acquire needed supplies. The challenges she faces include pests that can attack her crops. Her dream is to buy plots of land.

Rita enjoys cleaning house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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