A loan of $850 helped to buy natural and chemical fertilizers, seeds, supplies, and liquid for the weeds around her crops and to buy more animals to raise.


Maria Magdalena's story

María Magdalena is 50 years old and married. She lives with her husband and their two children, ages 20 and 30, in the Chillanes canton, Bolívar province.

The San Francisco de Asis Communal Bank is located in the Rumipamba district in the Chillanes Canton. The members of this group mainly devote themselves to growing corn and beans and raising animals.

María grows corn and beans and raises animals. She buys and sells her products at the Chillanes Cantón market every week-end.

She is requesting the loan to buy natural and chemical fertilizers, seeds, supplies, and liquid for the weeds around her crops. She will do this to keep her crops in good condition. She will also buy feed for the animals that she is raising in order to later sell them for a better price.

The loan will serve as a support to her by meeting her financial needs and improving the quality of her agricultural products. She faces challenges like the fall of the prices of the products she sells and the middlemen.

Her dream is to be able to buy a piece of land in order to be able to grow a little more. She also dreams of buying more animals to raise and being able to sell them for greater income for the well-being of her family.

She is a very responsible and determined woman, and she is punctual with her payments.

She likes to go for walks with her family and to get to know other places.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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