A loan of $1,200 helped to buy farming supplies.

Cecilia Beatriz's story

Cecilia Beatriz, 35, is single and has a son. She lives with her 15-year-old son in Chillanes Canton, Bolívar Province.

The “San José” communal bank consists of 21 members, both men and women, and is located in San José del Tambo Parish sixty minutes from the office. This communal bank is involved in short cycle corn, banana and cocoa bean farming.

Cecilia is a corn, banana and cocoa bean farmer. Her purchases and her sales take place in San José del Tambo Parish. She asked for the loan to buy seeds and farming supplies like urea, Matamonte [herbicide], fertilizer and weed killer to maintain her crops in good conditions.

The loan will be very helpful because she will be able to improve the quality of the product. The challenges she faces are very frequent: competition and pests. Her dream is that her son completes his schooling. In her free time she enjoys listening to music and being cheerful.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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