A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds, insecticides, urea, liquid weed killer and fertilizers.


Pilar De Jesus's story

Pilar de Jesus, 26, lives with her husband and son in the city of Ventanas, in the province of Los Ríos. She is a member of the communal bank LA VICTORIA, which is located in the Pantano Community in the Ventanas Canton, where most people work in agriculture and live-stock farming.

Pilar de Jesus grows corn and rice. She buys supplies in the city of Ventanas and is requesting a loan to buy seeds, insecticides, urea, liquid weed killer and fertilizers.

With the help of the loan she will be able to increase her income and improve her family's lifestyle.

Her goal is to buy a motorcycle. The challenges she is up against are plant disease and crop plagues. In her free time, she enjoys house cleaning.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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