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Total loan: $600
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Maritza Marlene

Ecuador
Ventanas, Ecuador / Agriculture

A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizer, manure, and insecticides to avoid infestation and disease, as well as balanced feed for animals.


Maritza Marlene's story

Maritza is 30 years old and is in a common-law marriage. She has four children. She lives with her husband and the children in the community of Desvió de los Amarillo, which belongs to the canton of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos.

She belongs to the Pequeños Agricultores ("Small Farmers") communal bank, also located in the community of Desvió de los Amarillos in the canton of Ventanas. The bank is dedicated to agriculture and livestock.

Maritza makes a living in agriculture, sowing corn and raising farm animals, such as chickens and pigs. With this loan, she will be able to buy supplies such as fertilizer, manure, and insecticides to avoid infestation and disease, as well as balanced feed for the animals. She buys her supplies in the city of Ventanas.

Her dream is to buy land to continue sowing crops and to fly to the Galapagos Islands. She enjoys celebrating the festivals of the patron saint of her community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz



Loan details

Loan length:

9 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: December 10, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Cooperativa San Jose

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Loan details

Loan length:

9 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: December 10, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Cooperativa San Jose