A loan of $600 helped to buy meats for her food business and pigs to raise.


Blanca Marina's story

Blanca Marina is 38 years old, divorced, and has five children. She and her children live with her mother in Chillanes, which is in Bolívar Province.


Blanca Marina raises animals, such as pigs and chickens. She also sells roasted meats and tortillas. Blanca is requesting a loan to buy animals, such as pigs, and meat for her business. With this loan, she will be able to buy animals and meat that she needs for her business. Her purchases are conducted in Chillanes. Blanca dreams of building a home and providing an education for her children. The challenges she faces include the lack of money to cover her household necessities.


In her free time, Blanca Marina enjoys spending time with her family by going on walks, watching television, and enjoying the Santa Rita, La Merced, and Carnival festivals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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