A loan of $1,500 helped to plant corn and rice.

Norma Maricela's story

Norma is 27-years old. She is married and lives with her husband and children, who are 1- and 2- years old respectively. She lives in Ventanas Canton, de los Ríos Province.
The "La Paulina" communal bank is located in Puerto Pechiche Parrish, La Paulina Precinct, which is a part of Pueblo Viejo Canton. The members of the communal bank make their livings in agricultural and ranching work.
Norma makes her living in agriculture. She has planted corn and rice for a few years. She purchases her supplies in Ventanas at Dr. Agro, and she sells her products in the market there.
Norma is requesting the loan to purchase seeds, urea, compost, insecticide and seeds.
The loan has helped her to change her family's standard of living. Norma's dream is to have some land to build a house on.
Norma lives to travel with her family and watch television.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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