A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase products such as fertilizers and manure for the cultivations and to purhcase feed for her poultry.

Eugenia Auriola's story

Eugenia Auriola is 30 years old, single and she lives with her 17-year old mother. She lives in the enclosed community of El Progreso in the city of Chillanes.

The members of the communal bank El Progreso, located at 15 minutes from the office in Chillanes, is made up of 13 members who request their third loan from the cooperative. The members of this group are agriculturists who cultivate cocoa, corn, bananas, soy beans, and yucca.

Eugenia Auriola is an agriculturist who cultivates cocoa, corn, bananas, soy beans, and yucca. She also raises poultry. She makes her purchases in Chillanes and San Pablo and she carries out her sales at the Sunday fairs in Chillanes.

The loan will help her purchase products, such as fertilizers and manure for her cultivation, and feed for her poultry. The loan has helped her increase production in her cultivations. She has faced challenges such as illnesses that have struck the workers, and plagues and diseases on the cultivations. Her dream is to keep working and to contribute to her daughter’s education.

She enjoys visiting her parents who live in Chillanes.

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