A loan of $1,000 helped to buy compost, fertilizers, insecticides, and sheep.

María Carmela's story

María is 43 years old, single, and lives with her niece in the neighborhood of El Dorado, which is part of the canton of Guaranda in Bolívar Province. She is a member of the Communal Bank “Los Emprendedores” (The Entrepreneurs), which is located 20 minutes away from the Cooperativa San Jose office that operates in Guaranda. The group includes 10 members who are from the same community. They engage in agriculture.

María is a farmer who also raises sheep. She is requesting a loan in order to buy compost, fertilizers, insecticides, and sheep. Her purchases will be made in Guaranda. María’s goals are to increase her business and build a house of her own. Her challenge is improving in her work.

María likes to go for walks in her free time and she enjoys the custom known as Carnival.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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