A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds and natural and chemical fertilizers.

Arabella Noemi's story

Arabella Noemi V. O. is 21 years old, and she is in a common-law marriage. She lives with her life partner and her son in the Chillanes canton in the Bolivár province. Her son is ten months old.

The members of the “Jesus del Gran Poder” Communal Bank are located in the San Ramón community in the Chillanes canton. They are 35 minutes from the Chillanes office. The members of this communal bank devote themselves exclusively to farming.

Arabella grows corn and broad beans. She makes her purchases and sales at the Sunday fair in the Chillanes canton.

She is requesting the loan to buy seeds and organic and chemical fertilizers in order to have a quality production. The support of the loan will help her financially with her necessities. They face challenges like pest infestations, diseases, and the climate changes.

Her dream is to have her own house. She likes to take walks in the town.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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