A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer, organic compost, herbicides and insecticides.


Sonia Maribel's story

Sonia Maribel is 40 years old and lives with her two children and her common-law husband in the city of Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos.

The community bank La Paulina is located in the parish of Puerto Pechiche Recinto la Paulina in the canton of Pueblo Viejo. This group is dedicated to farming and livestock.

Sonia Maribel works as a farmer and grows corn and rice. She also raises chickens and ducks. She is seeking the loan in order to buy seeds, fertilizer, organic compost, herbicides and insecticides. With the help of this loan she will be able to buy the supplies she needs in order to raise her crops. She buys these supplies and sells her produce in the city of Ventanas.

Her dream is to one day have her own home and land. In her free time she likes to do the household chores.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert



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