Total loan: $3,000


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Santa Librada, Panama, Panama / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a cattle scale and expand her cattle-weighing service, providing economic opportunities in rural Panama during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jessica's story

Meet Jessica,

Jessica is a young Panamanian that with a lot of effort and dedication managed to study accounting while living in rural Panama.

After graduating, she started working, but, as the pandemic affected the business she was working in, she lost her job.

Hence, with support of her family, she decided to buy a cattle scale and start her own business, a cattle-weighing service that is offered to cattle breeders in nearby communities, so that they can weight their cattle before taking it to the cattle auction.

The loan is to buy a second cattle scale in order to meet increasing demand and to expand her business. Jessica also sells seafood in her community and has some cattle, demonstrating her entrepreneurial spirit.

Thank you for supporting Jessica and joining Global Brigades and Kiva by providing financial inclusion to women in Panama.