A loan of $600 helped to plant corn, to buy animals and to buy feed and farming supplies.

Mónica Elizabeth's story

Mónica Elizabeth M. P., 27, is single and has one child. She lives in Chillanes canton, Bolívar province.

The “JUNTOS PROGRESAMOS” (We Progress Together) communal bank is located in Matilde Esther which belongs to Chillanes canton. It has 12 members primarily involved in short cycle farming of corn, rice and small amounts of passion fruit and in raising small animals like pigs and chickens.

Mónica farms corn and raises pigs. She buys her supplies in Mata de Cacao at the end of each month and sells at Chillanes’ Sunday farmers market.
She is asking for a loan to plant corn and to buy animals as well as to buy feed and farming supplies. Support from the loan will help her economically to meet her needs.

The challenges she faces are infestations, diseases and variable weather. Her dream is to buy a house for her daughter. She enjoys excursions with her daughter.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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