A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, urea fertilizer, insecticides, herbicide, and manure.


Mariana Teresa's story

Mariana Teresa is 48 years old, married, and has two children. She lives with her husband and her children in the city of Ventanas, in De Los Rios province. She is a member of the "Caminando Hacia el Futuro" communal bank, located in the rural settlement of Jesús del Gran Poder, which is part of Ventanas canton, and an area where people make their living from agriculture.

Mariana Teresa farms, and also raises chickens and pigs.

She is applying for the loan in order to buy seeds, urea fertilizer, insecticides, herbicide, and manure.

With the help of the loan, she will be able to buy the necessary fertilizers for planting, and would improve her financial circumstances.

Her dream is to buy land for expanding her plantings. The challenges she faces are crop pests.

In her free time she likes to go for walks.

"I am very grateful for the previous loan," she says.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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