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

Sara Magdalena's story

Sara Magdalena, 56, is widowed and has two children. She lives with her children who are 20 and 25 years old in Chillanes Canton, Bolívar Province.

The “La Florida” communal bank has 12 members, both male and female, and is located in Chillanes Canton five minutes from the office. Sara is a corn and broad bean farmer. Her purchases and her sales take place in Chillanes every weekend.

She asks for the loan to be able to buy farm supplies. Help from the loan will help her improve the quality of the product. Her dream is to be able to buy a piece of farmland to increase production. The challenge she faces is the middlemen. She considers herself to be a humble, tranquil, hardworking and honest person who likes to enjoy the Saint Rita Day festivities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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