Total loan: $3,000

Maria Eleida

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Zapallal, Darién Province, Panama / Housing

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A loan helped to build a house for her family.

Maria Eleida's story

Meet Maria Eleida!

She lives in the Embera Wounaan indigenous community of Puerto Lara.

Maria Eleida works in a primary school near her community as a cleaner and general assistant. Also, Maria has recently started a small convenience store with her brother to sell food and cleaning products in her community, following her entrepreneurial spirit. She is really excited about this new venture as it will help her generate more income for her family.

Today, Maria Eleida is asking for a loan to build a house for her family, where she started living recently with her husband. For her, being able to live in her native indigenous territory is key to preserve her people's traditions and beautiful culture.

Thank you for supporting indigenous leaders in communities that have been historically excluded from basic financial services.