A loan of $600 helped to buy urea, pesticides, fertilizer, seeds, Ranger (herbicide), and a pump.


Melba Priscila's story

Melba Priscila is 33 years old, single and has one daughter. She lives with her daughter in the city of Ventanas, in the province of Los Ríos.

She is a member of the Anchoveta Communal Bank, located in the Pechiche Reciunto Anchoveta parish. The parish belongs to canton Pueblo Viejo, and works in farm work and livestock.

Melba Priscila works in agriculture, planting corn and rice. She is asking for a loan to buy urea, pesticides, fertilizer, seeds, Ranger (herbicide), and a pump. With help from the loan, she will be able to buy what is necessary to plant seeds, and with the pump she will fumigate the sown fields.

She will buy and sell in Ventanas. The challenges that she faces are pests, crop disease, and competition. Her dream is to buy land. In her free time she likes to take care of animals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alicia Silverstein



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