A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer, urea and liquids.

Rita Del Carmen's story

Rita del Carmen is 42 years old and married with three children. She lives with her husband and children in the canton of Ventanas in the Los Rios province. She is a member of the communal bank 27 de Octubre, which is located in the Santa Sofia precinct in the Ventanas canton. This solidarity group earns their living through short-rotation farming of corn, rice and pigeon pea beans.

Rita makes a living in agriculture cultivating corn and pigeon pea beans. She makes her purchases and sales in Ventanas. Rita is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, urea [an organic compound used with fertilizer] and liquids. With the help of a loan, she will be able to buy compost in order to work in the agricultural sector. The challenges she faces are pests.

Her dream is to be able to own a house with land and in her free time she likes to do housework.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alicia Silverstein

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