A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizers and vaccines.

Rosa Mercedes's story

Rosa is 38 years old, married, and has five children with whom she lives in the Canton of Guaranda in the Province of Bolívar.

The Mushuc Pakari community bank is made up of 10 members who make a living farming around 40 minutes away from their office.

Rosa works selling vegetables and farming potatoes. She also raises animals such as cattle and sheep. She will use the loan to buy fertilizers and vaccines for her cattle. The loan will help her to make a living in agriculture and animal husbandry. She makes her purchases in Guaranda.

Her dream is to have hr own land and house. The challenges she faces are competition and bad weather. In her free time, she likes spending time with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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