A loan of $500 helped to buy urea, seeds, herbicides, and hay.


Livia Violeta's story

Livia is 52 years old and married with three children. She lives with her spouse and children in the Chillanes province of Bolívar. The community bank "Virgen de Baños" exists in the community of Mama Sara de Cerritos, about 30 minutes away from the Cooperative's office. Livia works farming beans, corn, and blackberries, and she also raises cattle. She will use this loan to buy urea, seeds, herbicides, and hay. With the help of this loan, she will be able to buy what she needs for the spring planting. She will make her purchases in Chillanes. The hardships which she has faced are the natural disasters which have resulted in losses. In her free time, she likes to visit her family and friends to hang out.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount



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