A loan of $1,200 helped para comprar insumos agrícolas.

Maria Liduvina's story

María Liduvina, 60, is married and has three children. She lives with her husband and children who are 15, 20 and 12 years old in Chillanes Canton, Bolívar Province.

The “La Florida” communal bank has 12 members, both men and women, and is located in Chillanes Canton five minutes from the office. María is a corn and broad bean farmer and she also sells sweets. Hers purchases and her sales take place every weekend in Chillanes Canton.

She requests the loan to be able to buy farm supplies. With help from the loan she will improve the quality of her life and of her product. Her dream is to support her children so that they finish their schooling. Her challenge is middlemen. She considers herself to be a responsible, honest, humble and hardworking person. In her free time she likes to enjoy the Saint Rita Day festivities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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