A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds and farming supplies.

Elsia Rosario's story

Elsia Rosario, 27, is single and has a son. She lives with her one-year-old son in Chillanes Canton, Bolívar Province.

The “Monte de los Olivos” communal bank is located in San José del Tambo Parish sixty minutes from this office; it has 14 members, both men and women. This communal bank’s members are short cycle corn, orange and cocoa bean farmers.

Elsia is a corn, orange and cocoa bean farmer. Her sales and her purchases take place in Chillanes Canton. She’s asking for the loan to buy seeds and farming supplies like urea, Matamonte [herbicide], fertilizer and weed killer to maintain her crops in good condition.

The loan will be very helpful because it will improve her quality of life. The challenges she faces are very frequent: competition and pests. Her dream is that her son becomes a professional. In her free time she enjoys listening to music.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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