A loan of $1,200 helped to buy seed, supplies, fertilizer, urea, and weed killer.


Ofelia Piedad's story

Ofelia Piedad is 54 and lives with her life partner and children in Ventanas canton in Los Ríos province. She has a son. She belongs to the communal bank 26th of November, located in the Achotillo district. The bank moved to an area closer to the cooperative that is part of Ventanas canton. The members farm and raise livestock. Ofelia Piedad grows corn, rice, and beans and also raises pigs and chickens. She buys and sells in Ventanas. She is applying for a loan to buy seed, supplies, fertilizer, urea, and weed killer. With her previous loan, she was able to buy fertilizer and meet challenges like controlling pests and disease in her crops. She dreams of having enough money to keep farming, and she likes to relax in her free time.

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