A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizers and insecticides for crops and balanced animal feed.

Flor Beatriz's story

Flor, 29, lives with her common-law husband and two children in Recinto Mina de Piedra, which belongs to the Ventanas Canton in the province of Los Ríos. She is a member of the communal bank 30 DE NOVIEMBRE, which is in the same location, and she earns a living as a crop and livestock farmer.

Flor grows corn and raises animals such as chicken and pigs. She plans to use the loan to buy supplies such as fertilizer and insecticide for her crops, as well as balanced feed for her animals. She buys the supplies in the city of Ventanas.

Her goal is to buy cropland and increase production. She enjoys the carnival festivities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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