A loan of $1,200 helped to buy supplies and fertilizer for the crops.

María Magdalena's story

María Magdalena is 38 years old, separated and living with her children in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. She has four children: José, 22, Estefani, 21, Mayor, 18 and Angie, 12.

The members of the “Valle Alto” (High Valley) communal bank are located in Voluntad de Dios, Ventanas Canton. This communal bank is dedicated to short cycle corn and rice farming chores.

María is a corn, rice, pigeon pea and cocoa bean farmer. She buys her supplies at Agripac and sells her products at Comercial Peña.

She requests the loan for her corn, rice, broad bean, pigeon pea and cocoa bean crops; she will buy supplies and fertilizer for them. Support from the loan will help her improve economically and improve her production. Her dream is to buy a house for her children.

She likes to cook.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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