A loan of $800 helped to weed her cacao fields.

Mery Cumanda's story

Mery, 44, is married and has three children. She lives with her husband and children in Chillanes Canton in the province of Bolívar.

She's a member of Unión Central Communal Bank in the parish of San José del Tambo, where the economic activities are agriculture, raising animals, and trade. The community is located an hour from the cooperative.

Mery makes a living in agriculture growing cacao. She's requesting the loan to weed her cacao fields. She makes her purchases in the city of Babahoyo.

Her dream is to set up her own business. She faces no challenges. In her free time she likes to do housework.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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