A loan of $800 helped to buy manure and seeds.

Sonia Mariela's story

Sonia Mariela is 21 years old, married, and lives with her husband and son in the Canton of Ventanas, located in the Province of Los Ríos.

The members of the San José Communal Bank are located in the El Rosario precinct belonging to the Canton of Ventanas. They work in short-cycle agriculture and grow corn, rice and beans.

Sonia Mariela works growing corn, rice and beans. She makes her purchases at the Guzmán shopping center in Ventanas and sells her products at the Ventanas wholesale market.

She is requesting the loan so that she can plant corn, rice and beans. She will purchase manure and seeds. The loan will help her financially to meet her needs. She faces difficulties such as pests and crop diseases. Her dream is to improve sales and her crops, as well as to work more.

In her free time, she likes to read and write. She considers herself to be an enterprising and hardworking person.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell

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