A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, urea, insecticides, chickens and pigs.

Maria Olga's story

María Olga is 40 years old, single and has one daughter. She lives with her mother and daughter in the town of Cuatro Esquinas, Guaranda, Bolivar Province.

The Central Cuatro Esquinas Communal Bank is made up of 12 members who come from Cuatro Esquinas. The members are involved in various trades such as agriculture, raising animals, trade and others.

María Olga raises animals such as chickens and pigs as well as agriculture as she sows potatoes and corn.

She buys and sells in the city of Guaranda. She is requesting the loan to buy seeds, urea, insecticides, chickens and pigs. This loan would help her bring in more income. Her dream is to be able to expand the business.

Her biggest challenge is competition. In her free time she likes to relax and enjoy Christmas festivities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Bell

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