A loan of $600 helped to establish her business in her home and to renovate the premises.

Mariana Hermelida's story

Mariana Hermelida Chavez Garcia is 38 years old. She is single and lives with her son in the Ventanas subdivision in the Los Rios province. Her son is 19 years old.

The members of the V.R.C. Dole 2 dedicate themselves to agricultural labors at the Dole banana plantation. All the members live in the Ventanas subdivision and the majority of them have been working for more than a year at the plantation. Their work is related to the banana plantation. There are approximately 13 members in the group.

Mariana works at the banana plantation deflorating the banana and applying fertilizers. She has worked there for two years. She makes her purchases at the commissary in Ventanas.

She is requesting this loan to establish a business in her home, to make renovations to the premises and to purchase products for her business. The support from this loan will help her economically to support her needs. Her dream is to improve her home and to meet the goal of establishing her business.

She enjoys cooking.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Manzo

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