A loan of $600 helped to buy farming supplies.

Maria Celinda's story

Maria Celinda G. M. is 53 years old. She is widowed and lives with her children in Chillanes canton, in Bolívar province. She has 6 children.

The members of the UNION SAN ANTONIO community bank are located in San Antonio precinct, in San José del Tambo parish, 150 minutes from our office, in Chillanes canton. The members of this group work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn, cacao, oranges and cassava. They have been in this business for a long time.

Maria Celinda is a farmer. She grows corn, cacao, oranges and cassava. She buys her products in the Matilde Ester shopping area and sells her products in Bucay.

Maria Celinda is requesting this loan to buy farming supplies and fertilizers for growing corn, cacao, oranges and cassava. The support of this loan will help her to financially cover her needs. She faces challenges such as insect infestations, plant diseases and changes in the weather. Her dream is to expand her business. She likes working in the community bank.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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