A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, manure, and fertilizer for her crops.


Consuelo Maritza's story

Consuelo is 47 years old and lives in a common-law marriage. She has seven children. She lives with her partner and children. They live in the city of Ventanas in the Los Rios province. The El Laurel communal bank is located in the El Laurel rural settlement in the Zapotal Nuevo parish, which is part of the Ventanas canton. It focuses on agricultural work. Consuelo works in agriculture, growing corn and rice. This loan has helped her purchase seeds, manure, and fertilizer for her crops. The loan is of great help to increase production. Consuelo's dream is to increase production and business. She likes working, playing sports, and doing housework.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Eddy



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