A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, compost and fertilizers.

Tita Paula's story

Tita Paula is 33 years old. She has a common-law husband, one son and one daughter. She lives with her husband and the two children, aged 10 and 9, in the canton of Ventanas, in Los Rios province.

The "JERUSALEN" communal bank is located in the district of El Caimito, which belongs to Puerto Pechiche parish in the canton of Pueblo Viejo. The members of this communal bank work in short-cycle agriculture, planting corn, rice and pigeon peas.

Tita has worked in agriculture for 11 years, planting corn. She makes her purchases and sales in Ventanas.

She is requesting the loan to buy seeds, compost and fertilizers. With the help of the loan, she will be able to buy more supplies. Her dream is to be able to have a piece of land. She has not faced any type of problem. In her free time, she likes to dedicate herself to the church.

With the previous loan, which she invested in agriculture, her family's situation has improved. The increased income has been most significant, because she has been able to contribute to her family's well-being.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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