A loan of $800 helped to buy fertilizer, supplies and compost.

Irlanda Otilia's story

Irlanda is 42 years old, single, and has four children. She lives with them in Ventanas Canton, Los Ríos Province. Irlanda belongs to the VRC San Antonio community bank, whose members make a living in agriculture. They all live in the Aguas Frías district, where they grew up. They mainly work in agriculture and livestock farming.

Irlanda makes a living in agriculture, growing corn, rice and cocoa, and rearing chickens and pigs. She is requesting the loan to buy fertilizer, supplies and compost, and will make her purchases in Ventanas each week.

Her dream is to move forwards with her work. Her main challenge is the competition. In her free time she likes to work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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