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

Shirley Margoth's story

Shirley Margoth is 31 years old, married, and lives with her husband and two children in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The members of the Communal Bank “Luchando por Una Misma Causa” (Fighting for a Same Cause) are from the neighborhood of La Primavera in the canton of Ventanas. All of the members of this Communal Bank are short-cycle farmers who grow corn and rice.

Shirley Margoth is a farmer who grows corn, rice, and pigeon peas. Her purchases are made in the city of Ventanas. She is requesting a loan in order to buy seeds, supplies, urea, and fertilizers for her crops. With the support of this loan, she will be able to improve her plantings. Shirley’s dream is to repair her house. The challenges she faces include pests, such as army worms and fungi.

In her free time, Shirley likes to dance and clean her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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