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Leonarda
Leonarda lives in a community called Paso Rinco, which is located in Cuenca del Papaloapan. This community is known for producing limes. There is a tradition in which during harvest time, the whole family gets together to go work in the lime orchards; everyone, from the grandparents to the grandchildren, participate in the harvest.

Leonarda tells us that she learned to farm limes from the time she was very young, and when she got married and had children, she taught them to farm them, too. She tells us that “Farming limes is nice because we work together as a family to make our daily living.”

Leonarda not only farms limes, she also has a small cornmeal grinder where she grinds corn for her friends and neighbors in the community. She says that she has to get up at 5:00 every morning to begin work because in her community people still eat hand-made tortillas.

She needs this loan to buy fertilizers for her lime trees and also to buy a few replacement pieces and make some repairs to her corn grinder.
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La señora Leonarda es habitante de una una comunidad llamada Paso Rinco que se encuentra en la Cuenca del Papaloapan, en esta comunidad se cracteriza por ser productora de limon y existe una tradicion la cual consiste en que en el tiempo de cosecha toda la familia se reune para ir a trabajar en el cultivo del limon desde los abuelos hasta los nietos participan en el corte.

Doña leonarda nos platica que desde que ella era muy pequeña aprendio a trabajar en el cultivo del limon y cuando se caso y tuvo a sus hijos ella les enseño como trabajarlo.

ella nos dice"El cultivar el limon es bonito porque trabajamos como familia unidos y nos ganamos el pan de cada dia"

Doña leonarda no solo se dedica al cultivo del limon ella tambien tiene un pequeño molino de Nixtamal en el cual muele el maiz a sus amigos y vecionos de la comunidad, nos cuenta que tiene que levantarse todos los dias a las cinco de la mañana para iniciar a trabajar ya que esta comunidad aun se acostumbra a comer con tortillas de mano.

ella necesita este credito para invertirlo en la compra de abono y fertilizantes para su limonal ademas de necesitarlo para la compra de algunas piezas y darle mantenimiento de su molino.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,058,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Leonarda to cultivate limes and repair her corn grinder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 28, 2011
Listed
Apr 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011