A loan of $800 helped corn crops.

Silvia Jaqueline's story

Silvia Jaqueline A. V. is 38. She is single and lives in the Chillanes canton in the province of Bolivar. She has 2 children ages 15 and 8. Silvia is a member of the rural Genesis community bank, which is located almost 2 hours from Chillanes. There are 11 members in total, the majority of whom cultivate corn, rice, soy, plantains, potatoes, and other items. Silvia is a farmer. She grows corn and soy in the summer and rice in the winter. She makes her purchases and sales in Mata de Cacao every 2 weeks. She is requesting this loan to sow corn and cocoa. With this loan she will change her economic situation little by little. Her dream is for her children to have a future in education. This is the best that Silvia can leave them. She enjoys playing sports, especially indoor soccer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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