A loan of $600 helped to buy farm supplies and animal feed.

Caren Herlinda's story

Caren, 22, is single and has no children. She lives with her parents in Recinto Mina de Piedra that belongs to Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. She belongs to the “30 de Noviembre” communal bank that belongs to Ventanas Canton; it’s involved with agriculture and animal husbandry.

Caren works in agriculture growing corn and raises barnyard animals like chickens and pigs. She will use the loan to buy fertilizer, manure, and insecticide to avoid infestations and diseases and also nutritionally balanced animal feed. She will make her purchases in the city of Ventanas. Her dream is to buy a car and finish her studies; she very much enjoys celebrating Carnival and dancing to all kinds of music.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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