A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase seeds, urea, fertilizer, pesticide, and animal feed.

Maria De La Cruz's story

Maria, 43, is single and has no children. She lives with her parents in Ventanas Canton, in the province of Los Ríos. Cevallos communal bank is located in the San Francisco neighbourhood, and belongs to the San Juan de Pueblo Viejo parish. Its members work in agriculture.

Maria works in agriculture, sowing rice and corn, and also raises chickens. She is requesting credit to buy seeds, urea, fertilizer, pesticide, and animal feed. With the support provided by this loan, she will be able to purchase what she needs for her farm. She will make her purchases in Ventanas.

Her dream is to continue improving her clothing business. The challenges that she faces are competition and pests.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristen McNeill

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