A loan of $800 helped to buy urea, liquid weed killer, pigs, and chickens.

Angela Sofia's story

Ángela Sofía is 49 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has five children. She lives with her husband and children in Ventanas which is in Los Ríos Province.

Ángela Sofía is a member of the Communal Bank “Lucha Y Progresso” (Struggle and Progress). Its members are all farmers who live in the neighborhood sector of El Progreso. They grow corn, rice, as well as pigeon peas. Some of the members raise pigs and chickens.

Ángela Sofía is a farmer who grows corn. She also raises chickens and pigs. Ángela is requesting a loan so that she can buy fertilizers that she lacks for her crops. She will also buy animals.

Her purchases and sales are conducted in Ventanas every 15 days. Her dream is to plant 10 hectares of cacao. The challenges she faces include having to struggle in order to move forward.

In her free time, Ángela Sofía enjoys attending church.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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