A loan of $1,600 helped to buy seeds and farm supplies.


Bertha Patricia's story

Bertha Patricia, 31, is married living with her husband and two children who are 1 and 9 years of age in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. The members of the “El Divino Niño” (Holy Child) communal bank are located in Estero Lindo that belongs to Ventanas Canton. They carry out agricultural activities related to short cycle corn and rice farming.

Bertha Patricia grows corn and rice and also raises pigs and chickens. She buys her products in Ventanas. She is requesting the loan to buy seeds, manure, supplies and Ranger [brand of herbicide]. With support from the loan she will have economic help to meet her needs. Her dream is to buy a car to transport her products. In her free time she enjoys playing sports and going out.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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