A loan of $1,000 helped for seeds.

Rosa Amelia's story

Rosa Amelia N. H., 33, is single living with her mother in Chillanes canton, Bolívar province. She has no children.

The members of the LUZ Y PROGRESO (Light & Progress) communal bank are located 20 minutes from the Chillanes Office. It belongs to the Chillanes canton and the bank is dedicated to farming and other professional jobs. It has 17 members.

Rosa is a corn, broad bean, pea and chayote farmer. She buys her supplies in Chillanes and sells her products in the Chillanes market and in her home settlement.

She is asking for the loan to buy corn, broad bean, pea and chayote seeds. Support from the loan will help her economically to meet her needs. The face challenges like infestations, illnesses and weather variations. Her dream is to have her own house to set up a family business.

She enjoys cleaning and straightening up her house and celebrating Carnival.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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