A loan of $1,000 helped to buy farm supplies.

Maria Eusebia's story

María Eusebia, 46, is married and lives with her husband and children in Recinto Las Blancas in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province.

The “26 de Noviembre” communal bank is located in Recinto Las Blancas belonging to Ventanas Canton. This communal bank is dedicated to farming tasks in short cycle corn, rice and pigeon peas.

María Eusebia farms corn, rice and pigeon peas. Her purchases take place in Ventanas and her sales in the Ventanas market.

She requested the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer and manure like urea and the most commonly used insecticides for crop care. The loan helped her to increase family income and to invest in seeds and supplies. Her dream is to own a house. She likes taking care of and cleaning her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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