A loan of $800 helped to buy fertilizers, manure, insecticides and animal balance feed.

Silvana Lourdes's story

Silvana is 35 years old, she lives in a common-law marriage and she has two children. She lives with her partner and children in Mina de Piedra, a community of the Ventanas Cantón in the Los Ríos province.

She is a member of "30 de Noviembre" (November 30), a Communal Bank located in Mina De Piedra, a comment of the Ventanas Cantón where people engage in agriculture and livestock breeding.

Silvana engages in agriculture, planting corn, and in breeding livestock such as chickens and pigs. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy products such as fertilizers, manure, insecticides as well as animal balance feed. She will buy her products in the town of Ventanas.

She dreams of buying a vehicle for her job. She likes weaving woolen clothes and spend time with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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