A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers, manure like urea and, insecticides.

Victoria Eloisa's story

Victoria Eloisa is 48 years old and married. She lives with her husband and children in the Las Blancas settlement in the Ventanas canton, in Los Ríos province.

This community bank is called "26 de Noviembre" and it is located in Las Blancas, in Ventanas canton. The members of the communal bank work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn, rice and pigeon peas.

Victoia is a farmer, and she grows corn, rice and pigeon peas. She buys her products in Ventanas, and and she sells her products in the market in Ventanas.

The requested loan is to buy seeds, fertilizers, manure like urea and, insecticides, which are what she uses the most to take care of her crops.

The loan has helped her increase the family income. It is also used for planting the seeds and for supplies.

Her dream is to travel to Europe, have a house, and that her children complete their education.

In her free time she really enjoys listening to music.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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