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

Segunda Adelaida's story

Segunda Adelaida is 30 years old, single, and she lives with her children who are 15 and 16 years old. She lives in the enclosed community of El Progreso in the cit 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.

Segunda Adelaida is an agriculturist who cultivates cocoa, corn, bananas, soy 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 more products such as fertilizers and manure for the cultivations, and she will also be able to feed her poultry. The loan will help her increase production in her cultivations. She has faced challenges such as illnesses that have struck the workers, and plague 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.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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