A loan of $600 helped buy seeds, supplies, liquids, urea and fertilizers for her crops.

Maria Elba's story

Maria Elba is 32 years old, married, and lives with her husband and 7 children, aged 12, 11, 10, 8, 7, 5, and 3 in Ventanas canton, Los Rios province.

The members of the “Caminando Hacia el Futuro” (Progressing Towards the Future) Communal Bank are located in the “Jesus de Gran Poder” (Jesus of Great Power) settlement in Ventanas canton. They are dedicated to short-cycle agricultural activities, sowing corn and rice. They buy their products in Comercial Marlin and sell their crops in the same location in Ventanas.

Maria Elba is requesting a loan to buy seeds, supplies, urea, liquids, and fertilizers for her crops. The loan will help her economically to supply necessities and confront challenges such as plant plagues and illnesses.

Maria Elba's dream is to be able to buy a lot and build a house where she and her family can live. In her free time she likes to go for walks and travel.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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