A loan of $600 helped to provide maintenance for her cocoa bean crops.

Sandra Madelaine's story

Sandra Madelaine, 19, is single and has no children. She lives with her mother and three sisters in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. She’s a member of the “Cevallos” communal bank that’s located in Recinto San Francisco belonging to San Juan del Pueblo Parish that belongs to Ventanas. They are cocoa bean farmers.

Sandra is a cocoa bean farmer and makes her purchases and her sales in San Juan. She requests the loan to provide maintenance for her cocoa bean crops to be able to sell it at a better price. The loan will be of much help for her to meet her economic needs and to maintain her cocoa beans in good condition. The challenges she faces are pests and illnesses that can affect her crops.

Sandra’s dream is to be able to get ahead with her family. In her free time she enjoys watching television.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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