A loan of $600 helped to buy supplies such as fertilizer, compost, Ranger herbicide and insecticides.


Carmen Sofia's story

Carmen Sofia is 54 years old and has a common law marriage. She lives with her husband and son in the city of Ventanas in Los Rios province. She is a member of the 30 de Julio Communal Bank, which is located in Zapotal Nuevo precinct, belonging to Ventanas canton. All of the members are farmers. Carmen Sofia farms rice, beans and corn and is requesting a loan to buy supplies such as fertilizer, compost, Ranger herbicide and insecticides. She will make her purchases and sales in the city of Ventanas every 15 days. With the help of this loan, her business will be able to succeed. She confronts challenges such as pest infestations in her crops. Her dream is to succeed in life. In her spare time she enjoys going to church.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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