A loan helped tO BUY SUPPLIES TO CULTIVATE CHOCOLATE AND MANIAC ROOT.


Maria Doraliza's story

Maria is 37 years old, and lives with her husband in Chillanes canton, Bolivar province. She has 6 children.

The members of the “Juntos Venceremos” (Together We Shall Overcome) Communal Bank are located in the Matilde Esther zone of Chillanes canton, Bolivar province. The bank has 12 members all of whom work in agriculture, cultivating chocalate and maniac root.

Maria also farms, and cultivates chocolate and manioc root. She buys her supplies in Mata de Cacao at the end of each month and sells her production at the Sunday fair in Chillanes.

Maria requests a loan to buy inputs and to confront challenges such as plagues and plant illnesses, and variations in climate. Her dream is to educate her children, especially the youngest ones.

Maria likes to go to the football field on Saturdays to see how her husband and children are doing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD.



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