A loan of $4,900 helped a member buy the supplies needed to grow plantain.

Banco Mujer Jehová Proveerá Group's story

Elvira is a member of the Jehová Proveerá Women’s Bank, a group Shiroles indigenous community of Talamanca. She is a hard-working, 36-year-old mother of 5 dependent children. Of the children, only 2 go to school, as the family doesn’t have enough money for all of them to attend school. This family of very modest means, works in agriculture. They have a small farm where they grow plantain; the challenges they face include having to sell their product to middlemen at a lower price, because they themselves don’t have the possibility to transport their product to other areas where they could sell for a fair price. She has received 4 loans and each was invested in the production of plantain, allowing her to buy supplies for the caretaking of the crop, and that way, continue production. The whole family works on the farm as it’s their only source of income.
Together with Elvira, there are 6 more members who will be investing in agricultural or commercial activities.

In this group: Nurian, Maria, Yanet, Uvencia, Elvira, Teodosia, Sandra

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste

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