A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase seeds and compost for planting corn and rice.

Yolanda Zulema's story

Yolanda Zulema is 42 years old, married, and lives with her husband and children in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The members of the Communal Bank “El Divino Niño” (The Divine Child) meet in the neighborhood of Estero Lindo, which is part of the canton of Ventanas. This Communal Bank consists of short-cycle farmers who grow corn and rice.

Yolanda is a farmer who grows corn and rice. She buys her products at the AGRIPAC Commercial Center and sells at the wholesale market in Ventanas.

The loan she is requesting will be used for planting corn and rice. She will buy seeds and composts for her corn and rice crops. With the financial assistance provided through this loan, she will be able to acquire needed supplies. The challenges she faces include diseases that could impact her crops and the lack of money to pay for more workers. Her dream is to continue investing in her business so that she can have more income and support her children.

Yolanda enjoys cooking for her family and dancing at parties.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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