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

Laura Emilia's story

Laura Emilia is 29 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and four 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.

Laura Emilia 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.

Laura Emilia 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 travel to another country with her whole family.

In her spare time, Laura Emilia enjoys meeting up with her friends to have a chat.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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