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


Carmen Pilar's story

Carmen Pilar is 24 years old. She is single and lives with her 5-month-old son and parents 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.

Carmen Pilar is a farmer who grows corn. She makes her purchases in Ventanas and makes her sales in Ventanas market. She requested this loan to buy seeds, fertilizers and manure. The loan will help her to increase her income which will allow her to provide for her family and invest in her farming. Her dream is to have money for her son because she is a single mother. She likes to take care of her son.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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