A loan of $600 helped to invest in her farming and in her business selling rice by the 100lb sack.


Martha Alexandra's story

Martha Alexandra is 27 years old. She lives with her common-law husband and her two children who are 3 and 2 years old. They live in Ventanas, in Los Ríos province.

Martha is a member of the 'Las Brisas' community bank which is located on 6 de Octubre and Asad Bucaran streets, in the hospital sector, in Ventanas canton. The members of the bank work in general commercial activities.

Martha works in a store and also farms. She grows corn, rice and beans.

Martha makes her purchases and sales in Ventanas. She is requesting this loan to invest in her farming and in her business selling rice by the 100lb sack. The help of this loan will enable her to buy corn and rice seeds to plant.

Martha's dream is to set up a rice store. She has not faced any kinds of problems in her business.

In her free time, Martha enjoys taking care of her children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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