A loan of $800 helped to buy compost, fertilizers, urea, and insecticides.

Olga Maria's story

Olga is 54 years old, single, and has two children. She and her children live in Chillanes, which is in Bolívar Province.

The Communal Bank “Virgen de Baños” is established in the community of Mama Sara de Cerritos, which is located 30 minutes away from the office of Cooperativa San Jose.

Olga María is a farmer who grows corn, beans, and blackberries. She is requesting a loan so that she can buy compost, fertilizers, urea, and insecticides. Her purchases and sales are conducted in Chillanes every eight days.

With the help of this loan, Olga will be able to improve her production and buy fertilizers. The challenges she faces include dealing with losses and the occasional crop damage due to the weather. In her free time, Olga enjoys walking through town and taking in the Carnival festivities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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