A loan of $600 helped to buy urea, liquid pesticides, and insecticides.

Ruth Salome's story

Ruth, 39, is married and lives with her husband. She has 3 children. She lives in the city of Ventanas, in the Los Rios province.

The communal bank "25 de Febrero" meets in Recinto El Guabito, located in Zapatol parish in Ventanas canton. The members work in agriculture.

Ruth grows cocoa, corn, and rice. She also raises animals such as chickens and pigs. She is requesting a loan to buy urea, liquid pesticides, and insecticides.

With the help of this loan, she will be able to buy the agricultural supplies she needs to have a good harvest. She makes her purchases every week in Ventanas.

Ruth's dream is to work toward having her own business. The main challenge she faces is to achieve good health. In her free time, Ruth enjoys watching television.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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