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


Juana Elisa's story

Juana Elisa is 32 years old and lives with her common-law husband and two children (ages 10 and 7) in the canton of Pueblo Viejo, which is part of Ventanas Province in Los Ríos. 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 consists of short-cycle farmers who grow corn, rice, and beans. Juana is a farmer who grows corn, rice, and beans. She buys her supplies wholesale and sells her products at a market in Ventanas. Juana is requesting a loan for planting corn, rice, and beans. She plans to buy seeds, compost, farming supplies, and liquid fertilizers for her crops. 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. Acquiring this loan will help her secure supplies more easily. Her dream is to buy a plot of land so that she can build a house for her family. During her free time, Juana Elisa enjoys keeping herself busy by performing the household chores.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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