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

Martha Gricely's story

Martha Gricely is 53 years old. She is single and lives with her 22-year-old son in Ventanas canton, in Los Ríos province.

The 'San José de los Amarillos' community bank is located in Amarillos community, in Ventanas canton. The members of this bank work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn and rice.

Martha is a farmer who grows corn, rice and pigeon pea. She buys her products in Comercial Murillo and sells them in the same place.

Martha is requesting this loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, urea, manure and insecticides to keep her crops in good condition.

The support of this loan will help Martha to financially cover her needs. She faces challenges such as pests, plant diseases and changes in the weather. Her dream is to continue in her business and increase her production.

In her free time, Martha enjoys watching television, particularly soap operas.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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