A loan of $600 helped to pay land leasing fees.

Carmen Elena's story

Elena, 36, is single living with her family in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. She’s a member of the “Virgen de Guadalupe” communal bank located in Puerto Pechinche Canton belonging to Pueblo Viejo Canton. This communal bank works in agriculture and animal husbandry.

Elena works growing corn and raising chickens. She’s requesting the loan to be able to pay land rental fees. Her purchases take place in Ventanas Canton, at Laura García Market. Her dream is to purchase farmland and no longer lease it. The challenge she faces is battling weeds. In her free time she enjoys raising animals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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