A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers and manure.


Ruth Gardenia's story

Ruth Gardenia is 31 years old, she is single and she has no children. She lives with her parents in Pueblo Viejo, a canton of the province of Los Rios.

She is a member of Anchoveta (Anchovy), a Communal Bank located in the parish of Puerto Pechiche in the canton of Pueblo Viejo. She engages in agriculture.

Ruth is a farmer and she plants corn. She buys seeds in the town of Ventanas.

The loan she is requesting will be used to buy seeds, fertilizers and manure to sow corn. The loan has helped her in supporting both her family and her production. Ruth dreams of planting more corn and of buying some land.

She has faced many challenges such has the rain that has caused damages to her harvest. In her free time she likes practicing sport.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa



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