A loan of $800 helped to buy urea, insecticide, weed killer and Ranger.


Betty Josefa's story

Betty Josefa, 24, is in a civil union and has two children; she lives with her spouse and children in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. The “27 de Mayo” (May 27th) communal bank’s members work in agriculture. They all live in the El Cadial Recinto sector, they were practically raised there. They work in agriculture and animal husbandry for the most part. Betty Josefa works in agriculture growing corn and pigeon peas. She’s asking for the loan to buy urea, insecticide, weed killing liquid and Ranger [brand of herbicide]. With help from the loan she will be able to buy everything needed for her crops. Her purchases and sales take place every two weeks in Ventanas according to the crop. Her dream is to buy farmland and to improve her harvests. In her free time she enjoys watching television and listening to music.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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