A loan of $1,200 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer, and crop supplies, and also chickens to raise and then sell.


Magda Grelia's story

Magda Grelia, 37, is single with no children. She lives in Chillanes Canton in the province of Bolívar.

The Unión y Progreso La Colombia Baja Communal Bank has 15 members and is located 90 minutes from the cooperative. This communal bank is devoted to agricultural work, growing cacao, rice, corn, soybeans, bananas, oranges, etc.

Magda works in agriculture, growing cacao, rice, corn, soybeans, and oranges. She buys and sells every weekend in San José del Tambo.

She is requesting the loan to be able to buy seeds, fertilizer, and crop supplies, and also to buy chickens to raise and then sell. The loan will help her supply basic economic needs. She confronts frequent challenges such as competition and disease.

Her dream is to be able to buy herself a house to be able to live peacefully. In her free time she likes to go out and visit with her parents.

In her free time she likes to play with the children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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