A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, urea, fertilizers and insecticides.

Maria De La Cruz's story

María de la Cruz is 42 years old, single and doesn't have any children. She lives with her parents in Ventanas canton, in los Ríos province.

The Cevallos community bank is located in San Francisco, in San Juan de Pueblo Viejo parish. The members of this bank work in agriculture.

María de la Cruz is a farmer who grows rice and corn. She also raises hens, ducks and pigs. She is requesting this loan to buy seeds, urea, fertilizers and insecticides.

With the support of this loan, she will be able to buy the fertilizers that she really needs in order to grow her crops. She makes her purchases in Guayaquil.

María de la Cruz's dream is to have a large clothing business. The challenges that she faces are competition and pests. In her free time, she likes to think positive thoughts.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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