A loan of $1,200 helped to buy corn seeds.

Maria Magdalena's story

Maria Magdalena is 40 years old, married, and lives with her husband and children in San Pablo parish, in San Miguel canton.

The Unión y Esperanza (Unity and Hope) community bank is located in San Pablo parish, 30 minutes from our San Miguel office. The members of this group farm corn and potatoes, and sell vegetables and other products.

Maria Magdalena is a farmer who grows corn. She has been in this line of work for a long time. She makes her purchases in San Miguel and sells her products in the markets in San Pablo and San Miguel.

Maria Magdalena is requesting this loan to buy corn seeds. This loan will help her to increase her income and production. She faces challenges in her business such as a lack of workers and changes in the weather which sometimes damage her crops. Her dream is to buy more land.

In her spare time, Maria Magdalena likes to chat with her husband.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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