A loan of $800 helped to buy fruit, vegetables and all kinds of meat.

Maria Isabel's story

María Isabel is 26 years old, single and living with her mother and son in Agua Clara which is part of Chillanes Canton.

The “Santa Rosa de Agua Clara” communal bank is located 20 minutes from the Chillanes office. It has 20 members and this is the second loan they’ve requested from the Cooperative. The members of this communal bank farm cocoa beans and manioc and also are merchants.

María has a merchant; she has a food restaurant. Her purchases take place in Chillanes and San Pablo and sales occur at the Chillanes Sunday Farmers Market.

The loan will help her buy fruit, vegetables and types of meat. The loan has helped her increase crop production. She has faced challenges like illness of the laborers and competence.

Her dream is to work and to get ahead. She likes to help her mother around the house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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