A loan of $1,000 helped to plant corn, beans, cocoa, and rice.


Alexandra Maria's story

Alexandra María is 40 years old. She is single with no children and lives with her mom in Ventanas in Rios province. The San Jose Rural Community Bank is in Recinto El Rosario in the district of Ventanas. This bank works with agriculture workers planting corn and rice Alexandra works in agriculture and has been growing corn, cocoa, rice, and beans for three years. She makes her purchases and sales in Ventanas. She will use the loan to invest in planting corn, beans, cocoa, and rice for the next season. Her dream is to have her own home. In her free time she likes to read, write, and study. With her previous loan she was able to grow corn and rice and the profits have helped her improve her quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King



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