A loan of $600 helped seed, manure, and fertilizers for the soil.

Norma Gladys's story

Norma is 59 years old; she is a widow with seven children who lives alone in the Ventanas Canton of the province of Los Rios.

Her communal bank is called San Pedro and it is located in the parish of Guare, which belongs to the canton of Baba. This communal bank deals with farmwork (planting corn and rice).

Norma grows corn and rice in small quantities. She is requesting this money to buy seed, manure, and fertilizers for the soil. With her loan she was able to cover her production expenses, such as transportation and food.

She does her buying in Ventanas at Comercial Lopez.

Her goal is to have more money to buy a car. The challenges she faces are pests, such as armyworms, which damage her crops.

In my free time I like to watch television.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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