A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase agricultural supplies.

Blanca Dorila's story

Blanca is 74 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and her 28 year old son in the Pailaloma community, which is located in the Canton of San Miguel in the Bolívar province. She is a member of the Patrón San Miguel communal bank which is located in the community of Pailaloma, about 40 minutes from the cooperative office. She works in agriculture.

Blanca plants corn and beans, and raises pigs. She is requesting a loan to purchase agricultural supplies which she will buy in the San Pablo market. Her goal is to improve her living conditions. The challenges she faces are bad weather, infestations, and disease. In her free time she likes to knit.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino

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