A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers, and compost.

Ysabel Catalina's story

Ysabel Catalina is 33 years old and married. She lives with her husband and children in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The Communal Bank “San Francisco de Sibimbe” is located in the neighborhood of Recinto Sibimbe in the canton of Ventanas. This Communal Bank has 20 members who engage in short-cycle farming. They grow corn and rice.

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

Ysabel 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. Her dreams include buying a car and a large plot of land.

Ysabel enjoys playing basketball.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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