A loan of $600 helped to buy chemical and organic fertilizers and insecticides to avoid pest infestations and diseases.


Maria De Los Angeles's story

Maria, age 58, is single and has no children. She lives with her parents in the Pampas Grande precinct, Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. She belongs to the ‘Ahorrando Para El Futuro’ [Saving For The Future] communal bank, which is located in the Pampas Grande precinct in the Ventanas Canton. The people there work with livestock and do agricultural work.

Maria works in agriculture; she grows corn and rice. With the loan she will be able to buy supplies like chemical and organic fertilizers and insecticides to avoid pest infestations and diseases. She makes her purchases in the city of Ventanas. The loan helped her to increase her income and the crops.

Her dream is to buy a piece of land. In her free time she likes to listen to music.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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