Total loan: $1,500


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Puerto Lara, , Panama / Food

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A loan helped to distribute food in her indigenous community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Limbania's story

Mrs. Limbania owns a small wooden-made kiosk in the indigenous Wounaan community of Puerto Lara.

She has had this kiosk for over 20 years, and the business has helped her to educate her six children. She is a founding member of the local community-owned bank, from which she's taken five small loans and repaid them all on time.

Limbania is a role model in the community for her hard work, leadership, and entrepreneurship. She has taken a Kiva loan in the past for a $1,000 US to buy school supplies to re-sell; she has repaid that loan.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been shortages of basic food supplies in her community due to the strict quarantine measures that restricted the transportation of food to remote indigenous territories like Puerto Lara. This restriction has been lifted recently. This is why Limbania is asking for a loan to re-stock her small kiosk with grains, canned food, cleaning products, etc. These products are now allowed to be distributed from distribution centers in Panama City to rural and indigenous communities like Puerto Lara, which is approximately 6 hours away.

Thank you for supporting Limbania to supply her indigenous Wounaan community with basic food during the pandemic crisis!