A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizer, manure, and insecticide to avoid plant pests and diseases.


Teresa De Jesus's story

Teresa is fifty-four years old and is married. She does not have any children and lives with her husband in the district of Tarira, which belongs to the Ventanas canton in the Los Ríos province.

She belongs to the communal bank RENACER, which is located in the district of Tarira, belonging to the Ventanas canton. Members make a living in agricultural activities and in working with livestock.

Teresa makes a living in agriculture, growing corn and rice. With the loan, she will be able to buy materials like fertilizer, manure, and insecticide to avoid plant pests and diseases. She will buy the items in the city of Ventanas. The credit helps her to grow her income and crops.

Her dream is to travel in a plane. In her free time, she likes to feed the pigs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace



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