A loan of $400 helped to buy fertilizers.

Janeth Geoconda's story

Geoconda, 33, lives with her common-law husband and two children in the Ventanas Canton in the province of the Los Ríos.

The communal bank "Palmasola" is located in the residential area of Palmasola which belongs to the Ricaurte Parish in the Urdaneta Canton. Agriculture and livestock farming are the main activities here.

Geoconda is a farmer who grows corn and rice. She is requesting a loan to buy fertilizers which will be less expensive because she will pay in cash. Every week she makes her purchases in Ricaurte.

Her goal is buy land. The challenge she faces is climate change. In her free time she enjoys staying home and watching television.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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