A loan of $1,600 helped to purchase seeds, urea and other types of fertilizer, and pesticide.

Maria Magdalena's story

Maria Magdalena is 58 and lives with her husband and children. She lives in the Ventanas canton of the Los Rios province.

The name of her solidarity lending group is VRC San Francisco de Sibimbe. They are located in the Sibimbe precinct, Ventanas canton. The group has 20 members who are all short cycle farmers who plan corn and rice.

Maria Magdaena works in agriculture, planting corn and rice, in addition to raising chickens, ducks, and pigs. Every 15 days she goes to the city of Ventanas to do her buying and selling.

She is requesting the loan to purchase seeds, urea and other fertilizers, and liquid herbicide. With the support of the loan, she will have the economic means to buy everything she needs. The challenges she faces are potato blight and pests, including armyworm and mice that damage her crops. Her dream is to purchase her own land and build a house.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family.

Translated from Spanish.

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