A loan of $1,000 helped to buy merchandise.

Damaris Del Rosario's story

Damaris del Rosario, 23, is single and lives with her parents and 7-year old daughter in the Chillanes canton, Bolivar province.

The Nueve de Abril V.R.C. (communal bank) is located in the San José del Tambo parrish, in Chillanes canton where the members of this chapter work in agriculture, principally growing corn and cacao.

Damaris farms and also sells clothing. She buys and sells her products in the San José del Tambo market.

She is requesting a loan to buy merchandise. It will help her cover her expenses and improve her business. She, as do the middlemen, faces challenges such as the drop in prices of the products that she sells. Her dream is to have her own house.

She likes to listen to music and work in her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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