A loan of $1,200 helped to buy compost and seeds.


Maria Esther's story

Maria Esther is 29 years old, married, and lives with her husband and two children in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.


The members of the San Jose Communal Bank meet in the neighborhood of El Rosario, which is part of the canton of Ventanas. This Communal Bank consists of short-cycle farmers who grow corn, rice, and beans.


Maria Esther is a farmer who grows corn, rice, and beans. She buys her supplies at the Guzman Commercial Center in Ventanas and sells her products at the wholesale market in Ventanas.


She is requesting a loan for planting corn, rice, and beans. Maria Esther plans to buy composts and seeds. With the financial assistance, she will be able to acquire needed supplies. The challenges she faces include pests and diseases that could impact her crops. Her dream is to have money for her children’s education.


Maria Esther enjoys reading and writing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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