A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds for planting corn.

Wilma Mariana's story

Wilma Mariana is 21 years old, single, and lives with her parents in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The members of the Communal Bank “Nueva Inspiracion” (New Inspiration) meet in the neighborhood of Recinto Anchoveta, which is part of the canton of Pueblo Viejo. This Communal Bank consists of short-cycle farmers who grow corn and rice.

Wilma is a farmer who grow and rice. She buys her supplies at AGRIPAC and then sells her products at the Carlos Castillo Commercial Center.

She is requesting a loan to buy seeds for planting corn. With the financial assistance provided through this loan, she will be able to acquire needed supplies and improve in her farming activities. The challenges she faces include diseases that could impact her crops, such as “red stripe” (a strain of virus that attacks corn). Her dream is to buy a plot of land.

Wilma enjoys completing the household chores.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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