A loan of $800 helped to purchase seeds, urea, insecticides, fertilizers and compost for sowing.


Ruth Gardenia's story

Ruth Gardenia is 31 years old and single. She does not have children and lives with her parents in Pueblo Viejo canton in Los Rios province. She belongs to the Anchoveta Communal Bank, which is located in Puerto Pechiche parish in Anchoveta precinct, part of Puebo Viejo canton. She is a farmer. Ruth Gardenia cultivates corn and rice and makes her purchases and sales in Ventanas. She is requesting a loan to buy seeds, urea, insecticides, fertilizers and compost for sowing. The loan has helped her sow her crops and make a profit. Her dream is to continue working in agriculture. She has confronted challenges such as bad weather and pest infestations of her crops. In her spare time she enjoys raising animals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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