A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fertilizer, urea, organic fertilizer, crop protection from weeds.


Maria Andalisa's story

Maria Andalisa is 31 years old, married, has five children and lives with her husband and children in the Guaranda in the province of Bolívar.

She is a member of the women's group V.R.C. GRUPO DE MUJERES MUSHUC ÑAN is from the Guanto Cruz community in Guanujo parish 60 minutes from the office formed by 11 members who are all active in agricultural work, such as growing berries, potatoes, beans, livestock and dairy cattle for cheese production.

Maria grows berries, potatoes, beans and raises poultry and pork.

She is requesting a loan to buy fertilizer, urea, organic fertilizer, crop protection from weeds. With the loan she will fumigate to save the crops. She will buy the items at Guantuncruz on a weekly basis. Her dream is to buy land, and have her children finish their studies. The challenges she faces are transportation and weather.

During her free time she enjoys playing soccer and Christmas season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt



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