A loan of $1,200 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers and manure.


Alejandrina Pilar's story

Alejandrina Pilar is 48 years old. She is single and lives with her children in Voluntad de Dios, in Ventanas canton. The Valle Alto community bank is located in Voluntad de Dios, in Ventanas canton. The members of this bank work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn, rice and pigeon peas. Alejandrina is a farmer who has been growing corn and rice for some years. She makes her purchases in Ventanas and makes her sales in Ventanas market. Alejandrina requested this loan to buy seeds, fertilizers and manure. The loan will help her to increase her income so that she can provide for her family and invest in her farming. Her dream is to buy a vehicle.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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