A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fertilizer, manure, and insecticide to avoid pests and disease.


Carmen Ester's story

Carmen, 54, is in a common-law relationship and has eight children. She lives with her husband and the children, who are still single, in the Desvió de los Amarillos precinct in Ventanas canton, Los Ríos province. She belongs to the Pequeños Agricultores Communal Bank in the Desvió de los Amarillos precinct, Ventanas canton, where people work in agriculture and livestock.

Carmen makes a living in agriculture by growing corn and raising barnyard animals such as chickens and pigs. With the loan she'll be able to buy supplies like fertilizer, manure, and insecticide to avoid pests and disease, and balanced animal feed.

She makes her purchases in the city of Ventanas.

Her dream is to continue working in order to have money to travel to the Galapagos. She really likes working in the fields.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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