A loan of $1,400 helped to purchase seeds, insecticides, urea, fertilizer, and supplies.

Alexandra Candelaria's story

Alexandra Candelaria is 34 years old. She is in a common-law marriage and has two children. She lives with her two kids and her spouse in Ventanas. She belongs to the communal bank Luchando por una Misma Causa, located in La Primavera, which belongs to the canton of Ventanas. The members of this communal bank are short-cycle farmers who grow corn and rice.

Alexandra Candelaria works as a farmer growing corn, rice, and beans. She is requesting this loan to purchase seeds, insecticides, fertilizer, and supplies. She buys and sells her products in Ventanas.

This loan will help her expand her crops. Her dream is to finish remodeling her house. The challange she faces is the invasive weed known as Indian goosegrass or wiregrass. In her spare time she likes to watch television. She also enjoys house cleaning and washing.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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