A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds, manure, fertilizers, insecticides, and supplies.


Cristina Marilyn's story

Cristina Marilyn, age 29, is in a common-law marriage and has a two year old child. She lives with her life partner and her son in Ventanas in the Ríos province.

She is a member of the “Nuevo Horizonte” (New Horizon) communal bank. The bank is in the Cachely Grande precinct in the Ventanas canton. This communal bank devotes itself to growing short cycle corn, rice, and pigeon pea beans.

Cristina Marilyn grows corn, and she also has chickens. She buys and sells farming products in Ventantas.

She is requesting the loan to buy seeds, manure, fertilizers, insecticides, and supplies. With the support of the loan she will be able to increase her crops. She faces challenges like pests in the crops.

Her dream is to buy land and to improve the family income. She likes to spend her free time with her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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