A loan of $600 helped to buy urea, seeds, ranger pesticide, a pump and a pig.


Norys Magdalena's story

NORYS MAGDALENA is 30 years old. She is in a common law marriage and has four children. She lives with her children and her husband in Ventanas, Los Ríos province.

She is a member of the GENESIS communal bank. It is located in the community of Atascoso, which belongs to the Ventanas canton. They work in agriculture and fishing activities.

NORYS MAGDALENA grows corn and rice. She also raises pigs. She is asking for the loan to buy urea, seeds, ranger pesticide, a pump and a pig. With the help of the loan she will be able to buy the fertilizer and the pump to fumigate the crops, as well as buy the pig.

She does her buying and selling in Ventanas. The challenge she faces are pests and diseases in the crops and the animals.

Her dream is to buy a farm and a house. In her free time, she likes to do the housework.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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