A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers, urea, liquids for weeds and to buy pigs.

Maria Josefina's story

María Josefina is 33 years old. She is married and has 4 children who are 15, 10, 7 and 4 years old. She lives with her husband and children in the city of Guaranda, Bolívar Province. The VRC Tagma Rumiñahui, is made up of 14 partners and is located at about 25 minutes from the San Simón office, they do agricultural activities and cattle farming for a living. María Josefina's activity is agriculture, she sows corn and potatoes and she also breeds and sells pigs and cattle. She requests the loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, urea and liquids for weeds and to buy pigs. Thanks to the loan she will be able to increase the animals she has and improve her sown fields. She makes her purchases every fortnight in the city of Guaranda. The lady's dream is to have a vehicle of her own for her and her family's comfort. The means of transportation are a challenge for her. In her spare time she likes to rest and enjoy Guaranda's parties Season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marina Romanisio

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