A loan of $1,100 helped to buy seeds, composting chemicals, and fertilizers, as well as pay for labor.


Dolores Elizabeth's story

The members of the Communal Bank “Mujeres Trabajadoras” (Working Women) meet every 15 days in the canton of Rocafuerte. This place is known for its delicious sweets that are prepared by the locals and are known all over the country.

Sra. Dolores lives in this place. She is 31 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has two children (ages 10 and 9) who are in school. Her husband is a farmer. Dolores is a good wife and mother who helps her husband with his activities. She is requesting a loan for her husband to use for maintaining his crops. He cultivates bananas and coconuts throughout the entire year. At the moment, he is preparing a few parcels of land for planting rice, corn, and vegetables. He needs the money to pay for labor for preparing the land. Her husband will also buy seeds, insecticides, and fertilizers so that he can obtain a good harvest and continue generating a good income that will help their family move forward.

This loan will be used to buy seeds, composting chemicals, and fertilizers, as well as pay for labor. Dolores has been with the Communal Bank from the beginning and enjoys the assistance she receives from the Bank. Her wish is to have a good harvest.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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