A loan of $1,000 helped to buy agricultural supplies.

Maria Del Carmen's story

María is 57 years old, married and lives with her husband and two children. She lives in the San Miguel canton, Bolívar province.

She is a member of the communal bank San José de las Orquídeas, located in San Pablo, San Miguel canton. Locals work in agriculture and farming.

María works in agriculture. She has been growing corn and raising different animals for a few years. She buys the supplies in San Miguel, in a store called Agripac, and then she sells them at the local marketplace.

She is requesting a loan to buy compost, urea and liquid fertilizers to grow corn and also to buy some animals. The loan has helped her to invest in her business and improve her production and her quality of life. Her dream is to build a house. She likes to spend time with her family and do the household chores.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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