A loan of $600 helped to buy seed and agricultural products like urea, herbicide, fertilizer, and weed-killer.


Bertha Isabel's story

Bertha Isabel is 44 years old, married, and has three children. She lives with her husband and children in the Ventanas Canton, Los Rios Province. The V.R.C. Dulce Sentimiento (Sweet Feeling) is located in Recinto Caimito II, Puerto Pechiche parrish, Pueblo Viejo Canton. This area is dedicated to agricultural work and short-cycle corn, rice, and pigeon peas. Bertha does agricultural work planting corn, rice, and pigeon peas. She makes her purchases and sales in the Ventanas Canton. She asked for a loan to buy seeds and agricultural products like urea, herbicide, fertilizer, and weed-killer to keep her crops in good condition. With the money from the last loan she was able to buy seeds and agricultural products like urea, herbicide, fertilizer, and weed-killer to keep her crops in good condition. Within the family, relationships have improved because now she can contribute a bit more for the good of the family. Work is going much better because she has increased production and the income has increased a lot because now she gets more money from the sale of her products. The support of the last loan has helped her to succeed, and she had no problem repaying the loan according to the schedule set by the bank. Her dream is to be able to increase the amount of work and in the future buy a corn-sheller machine. "She is very thankful for the help she’s been given."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan



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