A loan of $500 helped agricultural inputs and fertilizers.


Joconda Jacqueline's story

Joconda Jacqueline R. R. is 42. She is in a common-law marriage and lives with her partner and children in the Chillanes Canton, Bolivar province. She has 2 children. The V.R.C. Tres de Noviembre group has 28 members and is 90 minutes from the office, within the limits of the Chillanes Canton. This region is dedicated to short-cycle agricultural labour; the sowing of rice, bananas, corn, cocoa, oranges and yucca. They spend a lot of time doing this work. Joconda Jacqueline works in agriculture, sowing rice, bananas, corn, cocoa, oranges and yucca. She purchases her products in Mata de Cacao and sells in the Matilde Esther Market and in Bucay. She is requesting this loan to purchase agricultural inputs and fertilizers for the cultivation of rice, bananas, corn, cocoa, oranges and yucca. The support of this loan will help her economically to supply her needs. She confronts challenges such as plagues, diseases and the varied climate. Her dream is to improve her economic stability. She enjoys traveling, especially to the beach.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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