A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds and farm supplies.

Cristina Marilyn's story

Cristina Marilyn, 30, is in a civil union and has a two-year-old son; she lives with her spouse and son in Ventanas, Los Ríos Province. She’s a member of the “Nuevo Horizonte” (New Horizon) communal bank located in Recinto Cachely Grande that’s part of Ventanas Canton. This communal bank is involved with short cycle corn, rice and pigeon pea farming.

Cristina Marilyn grows corn and also raises chickens. Her purchases and her sales of agricultural products take place in Ventanas. She is requesting the loan to buy seeds, manure, fertilizer, weed killers and supplies. With help from the loan she will be able to buy what she needs for her crops. She faces challenges like various kinds of plant infestations. Her dream is to have chicks to raise and sell at a good price.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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