A loan of $500 helped to buy seeds, urea, insecticide, Ranger and organic manure.


Maria Eugenia's story

María Eugenia, 34, is in a free civil union and has two children; she lives with her husband and children in the city of Ventanas, Los Ríos Province. She’s a member of the “24 de Septiembre” communal bank located in Recinto San Gabriel belonging to Ventanas Canton; they work in agriculture and animal husbandry. María Eugenia works in agriculture growing corn and rice and also raises chickens and pigs. She’s requesting the loan to buy seeds, urea, insecticide, Ranger [herbicide] and organic manure. With help from the loan she will be able to buy fertilizer needed for the crops and will improve her family’s economic level. Her dream is to work more and earn higher income. The challenge she faces is to increase her crops. She enjoys listening to music in her free time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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