A loan of $1,500 helped purchase seeds, fertilizers, manure, and balanced feed to fatten up and raise her animals.


Maria Juana's story

Maria is 53 years old, married, and has three children. She lives with her children and husband in San Miguel in the province of Bolivar. She is a member of the Santiagueña group, located in the Santiago parish in the canton of San Miguel, which is 15 minutes away from the San Miguel office. The group has 12 members who are devoted to agricultural activities such as planting corn, beans and potatoes, as well as raising animals such as chickens, and fattening pigs. Maria works in agriculture, planting corn, barley, potatoes and wheat, as well as raising pigs, chickens and dairy cows. She is in need of this loan to purchase seeds, fertilizers, manure, and balanced feed to fatten up and raise her animals. She will make her purchases in the city of San Miguel, and she makes her sales in the San Miguel fair. She has faced many challenges such as pests and disease in her crops. Her dream is to purchase more land to continue planting. She enjoys spending her Sundays with her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry



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