A loan of $1,500 helped to buy seeds, composts for planting, and herbicides.

Mariela Mercedes's story

Mariela is 20 years old and single, with no children, and she lives with her parents in Chillanes, a province of Bolívar.

The communal bank "Virgen de Baños" was formed in the community of Mama Sara de Cerritos, about 30 minutes away from the Cooperative's office.

Mariela works in agriculture and grows corn and beans and also raises cattle and pigs. She would like this loan to buy seeds, compost for her plantings, and herbicides.

With the help of this loan, she will be able to buy what she needs for her farming. She will make her purchases in Chillanes. Her dream is to finish her studies. In her free time, she likes to watch television and listen to music.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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