A loan of $1,000 helped to buy urea, seed, fertilizer, a pump to spray weedkiller, and feed to fatten her chickens.


Mariana De Jesus's story

Mariana, 41, is married and has three children. She lives in Ventanas canton in Los Ríos province. She belongs to Rural Aso.10 de Septiembre in Lechugalito, a precinct of Ventanas canton in Los Ríos province.

Mariana grows corn, rice, cacao, and passion fruit and raises chickens to increase the family's income. Her biggest harvest is corn, which she sells in the Ventanas market. She has applied for a loan to buy supplies like urea, seed, fertilizer, and a pump to spray weedkiller, as well as feed to fatten her chickens. She dreams of traveling to the beach with her whole family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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