A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds and agricultural supplies.

Marta Funciana's story

Marta, 71, is a widow and has four children she lives with in Pueblo Viejo Canton, Los Ríos Province. She’s a member of the “Anchoveta” communal bank located in Puerto Pechinche Parish, Anchoveta Recinto belonging to Pueblo Viejo Canton; it does agricultural work.

Marta works in agriculture growing corn and rice and also raises animals. She is asking for the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, urea, insecticide and manure. The loan has helped her meet her needs and earn higher income for family well-being. Her dream is to buy a house and land. The challenges she faces are competition and bad weather. She likes to read and go for excursions in her free time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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