A loan of $1,300 helped a member to pay for the land's rent and buy agricultural supplies.

Calera V Group's story

Yolanda, 27, works in agriculture. She lives in the region of Ahuachapan and is a member of the communal bank “Calera V”, where all the members work growing corn, sorghum and beans.

Yolanda is a single mother who studied up to the eight grade of primary school. She saw the need to work from an early age in order to help her family, since her parents had financial difficulties and could not continue to pay for her school. She has two children aged 5 and 11. The eldest child goes to school and the youngest will start next year.

Yolanda has been working in agriculture for twelve years. With this activity, she has been able to help her parents and get ahead with her children. Her children’s father migrated to the United States five years ago and does not support them economically.

Yolanda requested a loan to pay the land’s rent and buy agricultural supplies. She will be able to continue producing and helping her children so that they can have better opportunities in life, something she did not have due to the lack of resources.

In this group: Yolanda Arely, Maria Ruth, Ana Ruth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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