A loan of $1,200 helped to plant corn, rice and beans, and to purchase seeds, urea, supplies, and natural and chemical fertilizers.

Amalia Rufina's story

Amalia Rufina is 60 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and their two children, who are thirty-eight and thirty years old. They live in Pueblo Viejo Canton, which is a part of Ventanas, de los Ríos Province.

The members of the communal bank "Unido Somos Mas" (United We are More) live in El Marañón Precinct, Puerto Pechiche Parish, which is part of Pueblo Viejo Canton. The members of this communal bank make their livings in short-cycle agricultural labors; they plant corn, rice and beans.

Amalia makes her living in agriculture as well. She plants corn, rice and beans. She purchases her supplies in the farming supply store Karlita and sells her products at Castillo's Stores.

Amalia is requesting the loan to plant corn, rice and beans and to purchase seeds, urea, agricultural supplies, organic fertilizer and liquid fertilizer for her crops.

The loan will be a financial help for Amalia and allow her to meet her needs. The challenges she faces are plagues, diseases and changes in the weather.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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