A loan of $600 helped bUYING ORANGES AND CACAO FOR HER BUSINESS.


Saira Patricia's story

Saira Patricia is 30 years old. She is married, and lives with her husband and 4 children, Johanna (10), Martha (9), Angélica (7), and Héctor (18 months), in Chillanes canton, Bolívar province.

Saira is a member of the Santa Rosa rural bank, located an hour and a half from Chillanes canton. There are 18 members in all, the majority of whom have their own businesses. This is the 1st loan they have requested from San José Cooperative.

Saira sell oranges and cacao. She buys her merchandise in Bucay and is soliciting the loan to buy more oranges and cacao. Her dream is to enlarge her current business in order to have a better future.

She likes to work and play with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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