A loan of $1,200 helped to buy corn and rice seeds, supplies and fertilizers.

Guicela Mercedes's story

Guicela Mercedes is 34 years old and lives with her husband and five children, aged 17, 16, 15, 13 and 6 months.

The members of San José de los Amarillos community bank work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn, rice and pigeon peas.

Guicela is a farmer who grows corn, rice and pigeon peas.

Guicela is requesting this loan to buy corn and rice seeds. She will buy 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, plant diseases and changes in the weather. Her dream is to own her own home where she can live peacefully.

In her free time, Guicela enjoys taking part in sports and listening to music.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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