A loan of $1,200 helped to buy supplies and fertilizers for her crops.

Glenda Yadira's story

Glenda Yadira is 32 years old. She is separated and lives with her children in the canton of Ventanas, in Los Ríos province. She has 2 children: Andover, age 17, and Wendy, age 8.

The Valle Alto communal bank is located in the Voluntad de Dios neighborhood of the canton of Ventanas. The members of this communal bank work in short-cycle agriculture, planting corn and rice.

Glenda works in agriculture, planting corn, rice and soy. She buys supplies and sells her products at the Peña commercial center.

She is requesting this loan to plant corn and rice; she will buy supplies and fertilizers for her crops. The loan will help her get ahead economically and improve her production. Her dream is to buy a plot of land and build her own house. The main challenge she faces is "langosta patera" [plant disease].

She enjoys watching television.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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