A loan of $1,000 helped to buy corn seeds and fertilizer.


Elba De Jesus's story

Elba de Jesus is 46 years old and lives with her common-law husband and has 4 children. She lives with her spouse in the canton of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos. The communal bank Jerusalen is located in the Caimito district, in Puerto Pechiche parish, in the canton of Puebloviejo. This is an agricultural area which plants corn, rice and pigeon peas. Elba is a housewife who also particpates in agriculture. The shopping is done in Ventanas, and she is asking for a loan to invest in corn seeds and to buy agricultural fertilizer. With the help of the loan she will have a better financial standing. Her dream is to have a house. She has not been presented with any problems. In her free time she likes to watch television. With her previous loan she invested in agriculture. Her family circumstances have improved, and her earnings have been evident because she can contribute to the well being of the family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand



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