A loan of $600 helped to acquire more livestock, to buy mineral salts, vitamins and vaccines, and to buy farming supplies.

Maria Cecilia's story

María Cecilia is 19 years old, single, and lives with her parents in Guaranda, in Bolívar province.

The 'Wari' Art and Culture Commmunity Bank is located in Larkaloma community, 45 minutes from the office. It has 11 members.

María is a farmer who grows potatoes and corn. She is also a milk producer and raises livestock. She is requesting this loan to increase her production. She will acquire more livestock and buy mineral salts, vitamins and vaccines. She will also buy fertilizers and farming supplies.

María makes her purchases and sales in the city of Guaranda every day. Her dream is to have her own farm full of livestock. The challenge that she faces is transport difficulties.

In her free time, María enjoys relaxing. Her favorite time of year is Christmas.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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