A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizer, animal feed and vaccinations for her cows.


Maria Laura's story

María is 26 years old, single, and has two children. She lives with her family in Guaranda Canton in the province of Bolívar. She is a member of the Mushuc Pakari Communal Bank, which is made up of members who work in agriculture and is located 40 minutes from the office of Cooperativa San José. María works in agriculture, growing potatoes and oats, as well as raising animals, including cows and pigs. She also works selling potatoes and cheese.

María is requesting this loan to buy fertilizer, animal feed and vaccinations for her cows. She says that with the loan she will be able to improve her crops and animals. She will buy her supplies in Guaranda Canton. She says that her dream is to have her own home, and that the challenges she faces in life are planting her crops and growing better products. She likes to spend her free time with her family. María says that she is very grateful for her previous loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson



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