A loan of $1,200 helped to buy seeds, urea, compost, farming supplies, and liquid fertilizers for her crops.

Josefa Johanna's story

Josefa Johanna, 28, lives with her common-law husband and three children, ages 12, 10, and 1, in the canton of Pueblo Viejo. The members of the Communal Bank “Unido Somos” (We Are United) meet in the neighborhood of El Marañón in the parish of Puerto Pechiche, which is part of the canton of Pueblo Viejo. The communal bank members are seasonal farmers who grow corn, rice, and beans.

Josefa grows corn, rice, and beans. She buys her supplies at the Agro Karlita Commercial Center and sells her products at the Castillo Commercial Market. Josefa is requesting a loan to plant corn, rice, and beans, and will buy seeds, urea, compost, supplies, and liquid fertilizers to keep the crops in good condition. With the financial support of this loan, she will be able to purchase what she needs. Among the challenges she faces are pests, diseases, and changes in weather. Her dream is to buy a farm so that she can increase her business and have more profits. Josefa enjoys practicing sports, especially indoor soccer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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