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Total loan: $1,200
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Maria Emperatriz

Ecuador
Ventanas, Ecuador / Farm Supplies

A loan of $1,200 helped to buy manure, fertilizers, herbicides, urea, organic fertilizers and seeds.


Maria Emperatriz's story

Maria is 54 years old. She is a widow with a 14-year-old son. She lives in the Cantón of Ventanas in the Province of Los Rios. The members of the “V.R.C. Nueva Esperanza” (New Hope) live in the precinct of “Jesús Del Gran Poder” (Jesús, The Great Power), which is in the Cantón of Ventanas (Windows). This area is an agricultural zone that has a short growing season. They grow corn, rice and beans. María works as a farmer and grows corn, rice and beans. She buys her products in the commercial zone of Ventanas and she sells her products in the wholesale market in Ventanas. She is requesting this loan in order to grow corn, rice and beans. She would like to buy manure, fertilizer, herbicides, urea, organic fertilizers and corn, bean and rice seeds. With the economic assistance from this loan she can provide for the necessities of her family. She will be able to confront the challenges of plagues and diseases that affect her crops. Her dream is to travel. In her free time she likes to go out with her family. She likes the fiestas in the Ventanas Canton. Maria is considered a hardworking and enterprising woman.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: August 3, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Cooperativa San Jose

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: August 3, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Cooperativa San Jose