A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizers and supplies.

Elba Jenny's story

Elba, 40, is single and has four children. She lives with them in the Ventanas Canton in the province of Los Ríos.

The members of the communal bank "San Antonio" work in agriculture and all live in the community of Aguas Frías, where they were practically raised. Most of them are crop or livestock farmers.

Elba works in agriculture and grows corn, rice and cocoa and also raises chickens and pigs.

She is requesting a loan to buy fertilizers and supplies. She plans to use the loan to buy fertilizers. Every week she goes to Ventanas to make her purchases. Her goal is to get ahead in her work, despite the competition she faces.

In her free time she enjoys staying busy.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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