A loan of $1,200 helped buy agricultural supplies.


Martha Cecilia's story

Martha is 42 years old and lives with her partner in the community of Pailaloma in the San Miguel canton, Bolivar province. Their children are aged 21, 12, and 11. Martha is a member of the Patrón San Miguel group which is located in Pailaloma, some 40 minutes from the cooperative’s office. The members are farmers.

Martha grows corn and beans, and also raises cows. She is seeking a loan to buy agricultural supplies. She buys them from the San Pablo market. Her goal is to improve her standard of living. Her biggest challenges are bad weather, infestations, and disease. Martha likes to spend her free time with her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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