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


Norma Maricela's story

Norma Marciela is 25 years old and has a son with her common-law husband. They all live in her in-laws' home 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. Norma Marciela is a farmer who grows corn, rice and other crops. She also raises hens. She is seeking this loan in order to buy seeds, fertilizer, organic compost, insecticides, herbicides, and more hens. With the help of this loan she will be able to maintain her crops of rice and corn. She buys these supplies and sells her crops and hens in the city of Ventanas. Her dream is to buy her own home. In her free time she likes to listen to music.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert



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