A loan of $600 helped for farming supplies and fertilizers for cocoa bean crops.


Alba Trinidad's story

Alba Trinidad Z. E., 58, is single. She lives with a great-grandson and with her grandchildren in Chillanes canton, Bolívar province. She has four children. Members of the El Batan communal bank, located 90 minutes from the Chillanes office, which is part of Chillanes canton. The bank has 21 members who are short cycle crop, like cocoa beans, manioc and maize, farmers. They have been in this line of work for a long time. Alba has been a cocoa bean, manioc and maize farmer for a long time. He buys his products in Bucay canton and sells them in the Chillanes market. She is asking for funds to buy farming supplies and fertilizers for his cocoa bean crop. Support from the loan will help him economically to meet her needs. They face challenges like infestations, illnesses and weather variations. Her dream is that her entire family has good health. She enjoys housecleaning.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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