A loan of $5,500 helped a member to buy banana seed.

Pajoca 1 Group's story

Micaela (fourth from the left in the photo) is a 41 year old married woman who lives in the Pajoca, Aldea Xojola Nahualá settlement. She has four children; two sons and two daughters. They all help their parents to get ahead.

She raises bananas a few meters from her home and says that she selected this business because she likes it and because she can sell in the local market. Thanks to her parents’ teachings, she is able to work and support her family.

She has been doing this for 25 years, which has generated an income and acceptable earnings for her so she can contribute toward the family expenses.

Micaela is a community leader and was able to organize a group of women who want to improve their families’ living conditions. This is the reason they are requesting a loan to maintain and buy banana seeds.

Her dream is to buy more farmland so she can expand her crops and generate more profits that will help her provide her family with a better quality of life.

In this group: Micaela, Maria, Isabela, Francisca, Manuela, Manuela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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