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

Martha Mercedes's story

Martha Mercedes is 43 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and son in the village of Ventanas in Los Ríos province.

The members of the Ciudadela Los Angeles village bank meet in the Angeles neighborhood in Ventanas. They make a living cultivating corn and rice.

Martha is a corn and rice farmer. She buys supplies in Comercial Procan and sells her harvests at the Ventanas market.

She is requesting a loan in order to buy supplies and fertilizers for her crops. The loan will help her finance her needs. Her dream is to increase her income so she can give her son everything he needs.

She likes spending time with her family and relaxing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg

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