A loan of $1,000 helped to buy manure, fertilizer, urea, and liquid herbicide.

Luz Maria's story

Luz María, 21, is single and has one child. She lives with her father and her son in Guaranda, Bolívar Province.

She is a member of the Mushuc Ñan communal bank, located in the community of Guanto Cruz, parish of Guanujo, 60 minutes from our office. It is made up of 11 men and women members who work in agriculture growing blackberries, growing corn, raising small animals, and raising dairy cows to make cheese.

Luz María works in agriculture growing blackberries, potatoes, and peas. She also raises animals such as chickens, pigs, and sheep.

She is requesting the loan to buy manure, fertilizer, urea, and liquid herbicide. With the help of the loan she will be able to fumigate the crops. She makes her purchases and sales weekly in Guanto Cruz.

Her dream is to be able to have her own house. The challenges she faces are bad weather and transportation. In her free time she likes to watch television and enjoy the Christmas season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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