A loan of $600 helped to purchase supplies such as fertilizer, compost and insecticide in order to avoid pests and diseases.


Maria Erbina's story

Maria Erbina is 62 years old. She's married and has a son who lives with his parents in the rural community of El Jobo, in the canton of Ventanas, province of Los Ríos.
She's a member of the "Nuevo Jerusalén" communal bank, which is located in the rural community of El Jobo, in the canton of Ventanas. The communal bank works in farming and raising animals.
Maria Erbina works in agriculture and grows corn and rice. With the loan she'll be able to purchase supplies such as fertilizer, compost and insecticide in order to avoid pests and diseases. She buys the supplies in the town of Ventanas. The loan helps her to increase her profits and expand her crop.
Her dream is to have enough money to buy a house and a larger plot of land in order to keep on growing her crops.
In her free time, she enjoys cleaning the house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff



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