A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds and fertilizers for growing corn and rice.


Susana Marlene's story

Susana Marlene is 25 years old and married. She lives with her husband and her children who are 9 and 8 years old. She lives in San Temistocles, in Ventanas canton. The Narcisa de Jesus community bank is located in San Temistocles, in Ventanas canton. The members of this bank work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn and rice. Susana Marlene is a farmer who has been growing corn for two years. She buys her products in Ventanas and sells them in the market in the same place. Susana Marlene will use the loan that she requested to buy seeds and fertilizers for growing corn and rice. The loan will help her to increase her income which means she will be able to help her family and invest. Her dream is to buy a plot of land and a vehicle. Susana Marelene enjoys going out for walks.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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