A loan of $1,400 helped to buy urea, fertilizers, manure, insecticides, herbicide and animal feed.


Gladys Birmania's story

Gladys Birmania is 40 years old, married, and has two children. She lives with her husband and son in Ventanas canton in De Los Rios province.

She is a member of the "El Recreo" communal bank, located in the rural settlement of San Vicente Las Lomas, which is part of Ventanas canton. The members of this communal bank farm and raise livestock.

Gladys Birmania grows corn and raises chickens and pigs. She is applying for the loan to buy urea, fertilizers, manure, insecticides, herbicide and animal feed. With the help of the loan she will be able to buy what she needs for farming.

Her dream is to be able to provide for her son's schooling so that he can finish his education, and to buy more land so that she can continue farming. In her free time she likes to sleep, and when she can, dance to rock music.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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