A loan of $1,400 helped to buy seeds, supplies, and urea.

Maria Magdalena's story

María Magdalena is 35 years old. She is single and has four children. She lives with her children and her parents in Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos.

She is a member of the "Luchando por una misma Causa" ("Fighting for the Same Cause") communal bank located in the rural community of La Primavera in Ventanas canton. This communal bank works in short-cycle agriculture growing corn and rice.

María Magdalena is a farmer and grows corn, rice, and beans. She also raises chickens and ducks. She will use the money to buy seeds, supplies, and urea. With the help of the loan, she will be able to grow her crops. She will make the purchases in the city of Ventanas.

Her dream is to start a clothing store.

The challenges she faces are crop infestations such as "langosta" and "Orosco". In her free time, she likes to dance.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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