A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, urea, insecticides, herbicide, and liquid weed killer.

Jessica Consuelo's story

Jessica Consuelo is 34 years old, separated from her spouse, and has five children. She lives with her children in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The Communal Bank “Dulce Sentimiento” (Sweet Sentiment) is located in the neighborhood of Caimito II in the parish of Puerto Pechiche, canton of Pueblo Viejo. The members of the Communal Bank are short-cycle farmers who grow corn, rice, and pigeon peas.

Jessica Consuelo is a farmer who grows corn, rice, and pigeon peas. Her purchases and sales are conducted in the canton of Ventanas. Jessica is requesting a loan in order to buy seeds, urea, insecticides, Ranger (a brand of herbicide), and liquid weed killer so that she can keep her crops in good condition.

With her previous loan, she was able to buy seeds and farming supplies such as urea, weed killer, fertilizers, and poisons so that she could maintain the excellent condition of her crops. Her family is doing well and she has been able to increase production as a result of her work. Jessica’s income has improved greatly because she is able to generate more revenue through the sale of her products.

Her dream is to accomplish all of her goals. In her free time, Jessica Consuelo enjoys playing with her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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