A loan of $1,000 helped to buy manure, fertilizer, urea and weed killers.

Digna Fidela's story

Digna Fidela, 38, is married and has three children; she lives with her husband and children in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province.

She’s a member of the “27 de Octubre” communal bank located in Recinto Santa Sofía belonging to Ventanas Canton. This communal bank is dedicated to short cycle corn, rice and pigeon pea farming. Digna farms corn and rice. Her purchases and her sales take place in Ventanas.

She requests the loan to buy manure, fertilizer, urea and weed killers. With help from the loan she will be able to buy supplies for her crops problem-free. She faces challenges like “ratón” and “langosta” [crop pests] in her crops. Her dream is to be able to buy a piece of land on which to plant and build her house. In her free time she enjoys doing household chores.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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