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

Elsa Aurora's story

Elsa Aurora is 39 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and two 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, growing corn and rice.

Elsa 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.

Elsa 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 and to buy more land.

In her spare time, Elsa enjoys listening to music.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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