A loan of $600 helped buy materials for her crops as well as fertilizers and manure.


Karina Patricia's story

Karina Patricia is 25 years old, single, has no children and lives with her parents in the Chillanes neighborhood, province of Bolívar.

The V.R.C. COOPERATIVA Patrón San Miguel Communal Bank is located in the Pailaloma area some 60 minutes from the office in the Chillanes neighborhood. The Bank is made up of 13 members who are in agriculture; they grow corn, potatoes and wheat.

Karina is a farmer; she grows corn, potatoes, and wheat. She buys her products in Chillanes and San Pablo at the end of each month and later sells them in the Sunday market of Chillanes.

Karina needs the loan to buy materials for her crops as well as fertilizers and manure. The loan will help her economically to meet her needs and increase her production as she fights plagues, diseases and the change in climate that affects her crops. Karina’s dream is to be a professional and buy her parents a car.

Karina enjoys listening to music.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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