A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy seeds, fertilizer and bags, and to pay laborers.


Banco Mujer Rescatar La Tierra Group's story

Marie is the treasurer of the 'Banco Mujer Rescatar la Tierra' (Save the Earth Women's Bank). She is an indigenous woman from Talamanca area. Marie is 30 years old and has two dependent children. She lives together with her children and her partner.

Marie has been a client of Fundación Mujer for several years and has received three loans. She works in agriculture and grows plantains and bananas on a small farm where her partner also works. She will invest her loan in buying seeds, fertilizer, bags and other supplies for sowing her crops.

The main obstacles that Marie has had to face have been a lack of money with which to buy raw materials, weather-related factors that have destroyed all her crops, and the low price at which she has been forced to sell her produce.

This loan will be a great help for Marie and the seven other members of this bank. The other women will also invest their loans in growing plantains and bananas. This will enable them to support their households, enjoy better living conditions and offer their customers better produce.

In this group: Nuria, Marie, Tannia, Desideria, Martiliana, Jessica, Kimberly, Karen

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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