A loan of $1,475 helped to buy fertilizer, manure, insecticide spray for coffee growing.

Alba Luz's story

Alba, a young woman of 21, is married, an entrepreneur and a fighter who has two children from her marriage who are both of minor age. They all live under the same roof as one big family. She completed primary education until the fifth grade and could not continue studying because her parents have limited financial resources that made it impossible for her to be trained.

Along with her husband, she works in agriculture, especially in the planting and cultivation of coffee; but it was her parents who taught her the business from an early age. She has a machine (grinder) to grind the coffee they produce on their land and sell it at ahigher value to generate a little more income to their home and help her husband with daily expenses such as food, clothing, medicines, etc. Every day, they travel to their crops on foot, which are located at a distance of 100 meters from their house. They are thankful that the land is their own, which gives them a little more income.

Right now, she is requesting assistance for the purchase of fertilizer, manure and insecticide spray for the cultivation of coffee since they want to better maintain their crops and prevent the spread of pests and diseases such as plant rust that can destroy an entire crop if contaminated.

Her dream is that their crops are the most productive so they can obtain a better income from coffee so they can get their children ahead with professional degrees so they can be better every day as young entrepreneurs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer LeeJay Victor

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