A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase compost and farming supplies.

Janina Graciela's story

Janina Graciela 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 "Jesus Nos Ama" (Jesus Loves Us) meet in the neighborhood of Recinto Los Amarillos, which is part of the canton of Ventanas. This Communal Bank consists of short-cycle farmers who grow corn, rice, and pigeon peas.

Janina is a farmer who grows corn, rice, and pigeon peas. She buys her supplies at Briones Agrochemicals and sells her products at the wholesale market in Ventanas.

The loan she is requesting will be used for planting corn. She will buy composts and supplies for her crops. 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 incluD. diseases that could impact her crops, such as “red stripe” (a strain of virus that attacks corn). Her dreams incluD. increasing her production and being able to complete her studies.

Janina enjoys studying.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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