A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds, urea fertilizer, insecticides, herbicide, manure, and chickens.

Consuelo Alejandrina's story

Consuela Alejandrina is 34 years old, single and has three children. She lives with them in the city of Ventanas in De Los Rios province. She is a member of the San Francisco communal bank, located in the rural settlement of Pantano, which is part of Ventanas canton. People in this area make their living from farming and livestock-raising.

Consuelo Alejandrina is a farmer and grows corn. She also raises chickens and pigs. She is applying for the loan in order to buy seeds, urea fertilizer, insecticides, herbicide, manure and chickens.

With the help of the loan she will be able to have more income. Her dream is to keep working and investing so that she can earn a profit from her crops. The challenges she faces are pests and crop diseases. In her free time she likes to play soccer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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