A loan helped to purchase farming supplies and fertilizers.


Gladys Azucena's story

Gladys Azucena is 38 years old, single, and lives with her children in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province. She has two children, Luis (age 8) and Valeria (age 6 months).


The members of the Communal Bank “Valle Alto” meet in the neighborhood of Voluntad de Dios in the canton of Ventanas. This Communal Bank consists of short-cycle farmers who grow corn and rice.


Gladys is a farmer who grows corn, rice, and beans. She will buy supplies and fertilizers for her crops. With the support of this loan, she will be able to excel financially and improve her production. Her dream is to buy a house for her children.


Gladys enjoys making conversation.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.



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