A loan of $800 helped to purchase seeds, urea, insecticides, and fertilizers.


Olga Carmita's story

Olga Carmita is 34 years old, single, and has two children. She lives with her parents in San Miguel de Bolívar. Olga 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. Olga Carmita is a farmer who grows corn, beans, and blackberries. In addition, she raises cattle and pigs. Olga is requesting a loan in order to buy seeds, urea, insecticides, and fertilizers. With the help of this loan, she will be able to buy the seeds and fertilizer that she needs. Her purchases and sales are conducted in San Pablo. Olga’s dream is to help her children finish their studies. In her free time, Olga enjoys watching television, traveling, celebrating the patron saint festivals of San Miguel, and celebrating the Carnival festivities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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