A loan of $1,200 helped to plant corn, rice, and beans and to buy seeds, supplies, urea, and natural and chemical fertilizers.

Diana Carolina's story

Diana Carolina, 22, is living with her spouse and two children, ages three and five, in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province.

The members of the “SAN JOSE DE LOS AMARILLOS” communal bank are located in Amarillos, which belongs to Ventanas Canton. They are short cycle corn and rice farmers.

Diana farms corn and rice. She buys her products at Comercial Murillo and sells them there as well.

She is requesting the loan to plant corn, rice, and beans. She will also buy seeds, supplies, urea, and natural and chemical fertilizers for her crops. Support from the previous loan has helped her a lot because she has been able to harvest a good product and sell it for a good price. It served to satisfy her financial needs. In that period of time her family has improved; it is stable.

Diana faces many challenges like pest infestations, illnesses and the variations in the weather.

Her dream is to have a business of her own, and that it is profitable.

In her free time she enjoys listening to music and going out to have fun.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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