A loan of $800 helped to purchase urea, liquid pesticide, insecticide, and “morocho” [a type of corn]..

Ediopaguita Maria's story

María is 58 years old. Presently, she is in a common law relationship. She lives with her partner and five children in Ventanas, in Los Ríos province. The “25 de Febrero”[February 25th] Communal Bank is located in the El Guabito precinct, in Zapatol parish in Ventanas canton. The members are engaged in agriculture.

Maria is in the business of selling supplies from her home. She also works in agriculture planting corn and raises animals such as chickens. She is requesting the loan to purchase urea, liquid pesticide, insecticide, and “morocho” [a type of corn]. With the help of the loan, she will be able to purchase what she needs for the farm in order to have her own business. She makes weekly purchases in Ventanas. Her dream is to grow her business and get ahead. The challenges that she faces are blight and cultivation. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of her business and getting together with her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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