A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds and other supplies for her farming business.


Maria Beatriz's story

María Beatriz , 25, is married and has 2 children. She lives with her husband and children--8- and 6-years old, respectively--in Ecuador's Bolivar province. She is a member of the VENTANAL community bank in Guantuncoto, some 30 minutes from our office. The people of the town make their livings from businesses that include: farming, ranching, livestock-rearing (pigs, chickens, sheep), retailing and construction. Maria splits her time between a farming business and household chores. She buys and sells what she needs in Guaranda. She is applying for a loan to buy supplies for her farming business: seeds, manure, fertilizers, urea. With your help, she will be able to plant and harvest a good crop. Her goals are to provide her children with a good education and build a house. The challenges she faces include unexpected illnesses and competition from other farmers. In her free time, Maria likes to join Carnaval celebrations.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman



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