A loan of $800 helped to buy supplies and fertilizers.

Ana Maria's story

Ana Maria is 38 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and five children in Ventanas canton, in Los Ríos province.

The San Jacinto community bank is located in Campo Alegre, in Guare parish, in Ventanas canton. The members of this community bank work in short-cycle agriculture. They grow corn and rice.

Ana Maria is a farmer who grows corn and rice. She buys her products in Comercial Sin Rival and Comercial S. and makes her sales in the wholesale market in Ventanas.

Ana Maria is requesting this loan to grow corn and rice. She will buy supplies and fertilizers. The support of this loan will help her to financially cover her needs. She faces challenges such as pests attacking her crops. Her dream is to own her own home.

In her spare time, Ana Maria enjoys watching television and playing with her children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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