A loan of $1,400 helped to buy seeds, urea, fertilizer, insecticide, herbicide, and a fumigation bomb.

Victoria Eloisa's story

Victoria Eloisa, 49, is married and has six children. She lives with her husband and children in Ventanas, Los Ríos Province. She's a member of 26 de Noviembre Communal Bank in the Achotillo precinct of Ventanas Canton. It changed precincts because it's closer to the cooperative. This bank works in livestock and agriculture.

Victoria Eloisa makes a living in agriculture growing corn, rice, and pigeon peas, and raising pigs and chickens. She's requesting the loan to buy seeds, urea, fertilizer, insecticide, Ranger [herbicide], and a fumigation bomb. With the help of the loan she'll be able to buy the necessary fertilizers and the fumigation bomb for the weeds.

Her dream is to be able to have a good house and a good income for her family. In her free time she likes to listen to the news, play sports, and dance.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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