Total loan: $3,000


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Puerto Lara, , Panama / Housing

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A loan helped to build a house for her family.

Esilda's story

Meet Emilda, an industrious Embera-Wounaan indigenous woman who cultivates achiote (paprika pepper). Thanks to her hard work and perseverance, Emilda has two hectares planted with achiote pepper, which is very popular in Panamanian traditional cuisine.

Today, Esilda is applying for her first Kiva loan to build a house for her family. She will use this loan to build the walls of her house and finalize it so she can live there with her husband and their 3-year-old daughter.

Thanks for being part of Emilda's home construction and for contributing to the economic development of the indigenous community of Puerto Lara in East Panama.