A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, supplies and fertilizers for her crops.

Ginyer Belen's story

Ginyer Belen is 19 years old. She lives with her common-law husband and one-year-old son in Ventanas canton, in Los Ríos province.

The '28 de Enero' community bank is located in El Retorno, in Puerto Pechiche parish, in Pueblo Viejo canton. The members of this bank work in short-cycle agriculture growing corn and rice.

Ginyer Belen is a farmer who grows corn and rice. She buys her products in the shopping center in Puerto Pechiche and makes her sales in the same town and also in Ventanas.

Ginyer Belen is requesting this loan to buy seeds, supplies and fertilizers for her crops. The support of this loan will help her to financially cover her needs. She faces challenges such as pests and illnesses. Her dream is to be able to expand her business so that she can make more profits and put together some money to buy a house where she can live with her family.

In her spare time, Ginyer Belen enjoys spending time with her family and working.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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