A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers, and agricultural supplies for her crops.

Imelda Doraliza's story

Imelda Doraliza is 59, a widow, and has a daughter. She lives with her daughter in Chillanes canton, in Bolívar province. Imelda is a farmer, and grows corn, soy beans and cacao. She carries out her purchases and sales in San José del Tambo, every weekend.

She is applying for the loan in order to buy seeds, fertilizers and agricultural supplies for her crops. With the help of the loan, she will improve the quality of her product. She very often faces challenges, such as competition, and crop pests.

Her dream is to eventually have a large farm to grow what she needs. In her free time she likes to take very good care of her crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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