A loan of $600 helped to buy the supplies needed to grow corn.

Maria Lorena's story

María Lorena is 23 years old and in a common-law relationship. She lives with her husband and their 2 year old son in the Mocache Canton in Los Ríos province.

The communal bank to which she belongs is called Juntos Triunfaremos [Together, we will triumph] which is located in the Jhon F. Kennedy 2 Precinct in Mocache canton, close to Ventanas. The members of this bank work in agriculture and livestock farming.

María Lorena has been earning a living by growing corn and rice for a few years now. She buys the items she needs in Ventanas at "Agroquímica Briones" and sells her products in a market in the same area.

She is requesting this loan in order to buy farming supplies that she needs to grow corn and rice. The loan will allow her to invest, and increase income for her family.

Her dream is to improve her business. She likes to work and spend time with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepti Limaye

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