A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, urea, and a head of cattle.

Blanca Dorila's story

Blanca Dorila is 71 years old, married, and has one child. She lives with her husband and son in San Miguel, which is in Bolívar Province.

Blanca is a member of the Communal Bank “Patron San Miguel”, which is located in the community of Paila Loma in the canton of San Miguel. This community is 40 minutes away from the Chillanes branch office of Cooperativa San José. The members of this Communal Bank engage in agriculture and livestock breeding.

Blanca is a farmer who grows corn, beans, potatoes, and blackberries. She also raises cattle, pigs, and chickens. Blanca is requesting a loan in order to buy seeds, urea, and a head of cattle. With the help of this loan, she will be able to make these purchases. The challenges she faces include dealing with bad weather and crop losses. She dreams of having good health and buying a plot of land.

In her free time, Blanca enjoys watching television and spending time with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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