A loan of $325 helped to buy an acre of land to grow bananas and coffee.


Catarina's story

Catarina is a married woman with a beautiful family. She has five children between the ages of 9 and 21. This lovely family lives in the neighborhood of caserío paseyeneba.

Catarina is a person with great aspirations for her life. Motivated by the hope of prosperity for her family, she has made a living selling bananas and coffee for eight years. She runs this business out of the comfort of her own home.

With a desire to improve her living conditions, Catarina has decided to request a loan to buy an acre of land to grow coffee and bananas. This way, she will produce what she is selling in her business.

This loan will benefit her by providing her with a place where she will be able to grow, and her children will inherit this in the future. Her aspirations in life are to buy more land to increase her cultivation, give her children an education, and better take care of the household expenses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christopher Redmond



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