A loan of $600 helped to buy supplies for her farming business.

Rosa Carlota's story

Rosa Carlota, 45, is a single mother. She lives with her three children--19-, 17-, and 12-years old, respectively--in Ventana, a canton of the Ecuadorean province of Los Rios.

Rosa Carlota is a member of the Las Palmas community bank in the rural town of Campo Alegre.

Rosa Carlota has been a farmer for 12 years. She grows maize and rice. She is applying for a loan that she will use to buy manure to fertilize her land.

Your loan will help Rosa Carlota to pay her workers. She's never had problems of this kind before. She likes to work, even in her spare time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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