A loan of $800 helped to buy fertilizer, manure, and insecticide.

Sili Maribel's story

Maribel, 32, is single and has two children. She lives with her parents in the precinct of Pampas Grande in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. She belongs to Ahorrando para el Futuro Communal Bank in Pampas Grande in Ventanas, which works in agriculture and livestock.

Maribel makes a living in agriculture growing corn and rice. With the loan she'll be able to buy supplies such as fertilizer, manure, and insecticide to avoid pests and disease. She makes her purchases in the city of Ventanas. The loan has helped her increase her income and her crops.

Her dream is to buy a plot of land. In her free time she likes to take walks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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