A loan of $800 helped to buy supplies, fertilizer, weed killers, seeds, onion and lettuce plants.

Maria Rosa's story

María Rosa, 41, is married and has four children; she lives with her husband and children in Guaranda, Bolívar Province.

The “Mushuc Yuyay” communal bank is located thirty minutes from the office and it has ten members in the community of Quivillungo belonging to Guaranda.

María grows vegetables like lettuce, onions and broccoli. Her purchases and sales take place in Guaranda every fifteen days.

She asks for the loan to be able to buy supplies, fertilizer, weed killers, seeds, lettuce and onion plants. With help from the loan she will be able to start planting. Her dream is to have a business of her own. In her free time she likes to rest.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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