A loan of $600 helped to buy inputs like fertilizers, urea, compost and liquid weed killer.

Petra Del Rocio's story

Petra del Rocio, 43, is single and has a son. They live in the city of Ventanas in the province of Los Rios. She is a member of the lending club 30 de Julio [July 30th] in the area of Zapotal Nuevo in the canton of Ventanas. The members of the club work in agriculture.

Petra del Rocio is a farmer who plants rice, beans and corn. She asks for a loan to buy inputs like fertilizers, urea, compost, and liquid weed killer. She will make her purchases and sell her products in the city of Ventanas. With the help of the loan she will be able to buy agricultural inputs and grow her crops.

She faces challenges like pests and frost that befall her crops. Her dream is to be successful. In her free time she likes to go to church.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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