A loan of $600 helped purchase seeds, fertilizers, and manure for planting.

Marta Funciana's story

Marta Funciana is 70 years old, a widow, and has four children. She lives with her children in the Pueblo Viejo canton in the Los Rios province.

She belongs to the ANCHOVETA group, which can be found in the parish of Puerto Pechiche in the Anchoveta district, which belongs to the Pueblo Viejo Canton. They make a living doing agricultural work.

Marta has been making a living in agriculture planting corn. She purchases and does business in the city of Ventana. She is asking for this loan for the purchase of seeds, fertilizers, and maure to plant corn. The loan will help her provide essentials for the household and for her job. Her dream is to have money to live well.

She has faced many challenges, like the rain, which has damaged the crops. In her free time she likes to read books of Christian stories.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaleigh Oleynik

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