A loan of $800 helped to buy fertilizer, urea, liquid fertilizer, and seeds to plant corn.


Celia Maria's story

Celia Maria is 36 years old and in a common law marriage. She lives with her companion and thier children. She lives in the Ventanas canton in the provin ce of Los Ríos. The 14 DE DICIEMBRE communal bank is made up of 15 members of the San José cooperative. It is located in the community of San Vicente de las Lomas, which belongs to the Ventanas canton. They work in agriculture, such as planting corn. Celia Maria works in farming. She plants corn, gandul beans, and raising animals such as chickens and pigs. She buys materials in Ventanas and sells her products in the market of the same place and in the markets in the surrounding areas. She is asking for the loan to buy fertilizer, urea, liquid fertilizer, and seeds to plant corn. The loan has helped her to increase her income for her family's benefit. Her dream is to buy more land for her children and have more yields in her crops. In her free time, she really likes to read the bible.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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