A loan of $875 helped to buy seeds, insecticide and fertilizer.

Rosa Amparo's story

The “Damas de Agua Fría” (Agua Fría Ladies) meets every two weeks in Ayacucho Parish in Santa Ana Canton, a place known for its beautiful fresh-water resorts that are a great tourist attraction in the canton and province. Rosa, 42, lives here. She’s in a free union and has three children who are 20, 13 and 12 years old and attending university and secondary school. Her husband works in agriculture.

Rosa is a very good housewife who has always been conscious of her children’s and her home’s needs. She’s taking out the loan so that her husband can use it in his work. He works in agriculture growing lemons and watermelons in the summer but in winter they plant corn, rice and peanuts since their farmland is near a river and they can plant year-round. It’s thanks to agriculture that they are able to get ahead and in addition so do two other families that depend on them because they have two employees that work with them and who earn a weekly salary for their work.

This loan is to buy seeds, insecticide and fertilizer to attain a good harvest this winter. She’s a founding member of the communal bank and she likes it because of the help the loans provide. Her dream is that her children finish their studies and become good professionals.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details