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

Alexandra Azucena's story

Alexandra, 43, is a widow with four children; she lives with her children and parents in Pueblo Viejo Canton, Los Ríos Province. She’s a member of the “Anchoveta” communal bank located in Puerto Pechinche Parish, Recinto Anchoveta, belonging to Pueblo Viejo Canton; it does agricultural work.

Alexandra works in agriculture growing corn, rice and soy and also raises chickens. Her purchases and sales take place in Ventanas. She requests the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, insecticide and herbicide.

The loan has helped her buy fertilizer. Her dream is to have her own irrigation system for the crops. The challenges she faces are bad weather and competition. She likes to go on excursions and to read books on agriculture in her free time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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