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

Damarys Eugenia's story

Damarys Eugenia is 35 years old, married, and lives with her husband and children who are nine and two. She lives in the América township in the canton of Ventanas.

The communal bank "Unidos Venceremos" [Together We Win] is located in the América township belonging to the Ventanas canton. This bank is dedicated to short-cycle farming, growing corn and rice.

Damarys Briones has devoted herself to growing corn for 15 years. She purchases her supplies in Ventanas and sells her crops in the market there.

The requested loan is for the purchase of seeds and fertilizer for growing corn and rice. The loan has allowed her to increase her earnings for family consumption and for investment. Her dream is to have her own plot of land.

In her free time she devotes herself to her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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