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Total loan: $600
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Paula Beatriz

Ecuador
Ventanas, Ecuador / Farming

A loan of $600 helped to invest in her agriculture by buying seeds and agricultural supplies such as urea, Matamonte brand herbicide, fertilizers and weedkiller.


Paula Beatriz's story

Paula Beatriz is 48 years old. She is single, and has four children, aged 26, 14, 10, and 8. She lives with them in Ventanas Canton, in the Province of Los Ríos.

The San Nicolás communal bank is located in the San Nicolás precinct, in Puerto Pechiche parish, which is part of the Pueblo Viejo Canton. The members of this group work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn.

Paula works in agriculture growing corn, rice and beans. She makes her purchases and sales in San Jacinto. She is requesting the loan to invest in her farming, buying seeds and agricultural supplies such as urea, Matamonte brand herbicide, fertilizers, and weed killer to keep her crops in good condition and to be able to sell them later at a good price. The loan will be a great help for her, because she is going to increase her planting and gain more efficiency.

The challenges that she faces most frequently are: the competition, insect infestations, crop diseases. Her dream is to continue working for the next five years and to improve her quality of life.

In her free time she likes to play sports and cock fighting.

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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 6, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Cooperativa San Jose

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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 6, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Cooperativa San Jose