A loan of $600 helped to purchase seeds, urea, fertilizers and insecticides.

Geomaira Albertina's story

Geomaira Albertina is a 20 year old single mother with a three year old daughter. She lives in her paternal grandparent’s house in Ventanas in Los Rios Province.

She is a member of La Victoria Communal Bank located in the Pantano district, which is part of Ventanas canton and an area where the inhabitants farm and raise livestock.

Geomaira Albertina cultivates corn and rice. She makes her purchases in the city of Ventanas. She is requesting a loan in order to buy seeds, urea, fertilizers and insecticides.

With help from the loan she will be able to make investments in agriculture. Her dream is to be able to build a house. The challenges she faces include plant diseases and pest infestations in the fields.

In her spare time she enjoys entertaining herself by doing household tasks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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