A loan of $800 helped to buy farm supplies.

Erica Jharly's story

Erica Jharly, 18, is in a common law relationship and has a son. She lives with her spouse and two-year-old son in Ventanas, Los Ríos Province.

She’s a member of the “Nuevo Horizonte” (New Horizon) communal bank located in Recinto Cachely Grande belonging to Ventanas Canton. This communal bank is dedicated to short cycle corn, rice and pigeon pea farming.

Erica Jharly is a corn and pigeon pea farmer. Her purchases and sales of products take place in Ventanas.

She’s asking for the loan to buy seeds, manure, fertilizer, liquids for the infestations and supplies. With support from the loan she’ll be able to plant corn. The challenges she faces are crop insect infestations.

Her dream is to improve her economic situation for her son’s wellbeing. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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