A loan of $1,250 helped to buy farming supplies for her coffee crop.

Flor Idalma's story

Doña Flor completed her primary school education through the sixth grade. She is the mother of a daughter who lives with her and goes to school. Flor and her husband devote their time to growing coffee. He was the one who taught her how to work the land and now she has plenty of experience to help him throughout the entire process, from planting to harvesting and all aspects in between. They own the land that they cultivate and it is located 10 kilometers from their house. They must travel by motorcycle every day. When it is time to prune or harvest the coffee beans, they get help from all of their family members.

Flor is requesting a loan so that she can buy 15 quintals of compost (1 quintal = 46 kg), 10 quintals of urea, 10 quintals of 20/20 fertilizer, and 180 cans of coffee seeds for planting a new crop. The other supplies for her crop are already covered, as well as the necessary maintenance.

In the future, Doña Flor plans to buy a vehicle for transporting her products and farming supplies. This will enable her to avoid paying for transportation since she can keep more profit and minimize her costs. As a mother, she wants her daughter to fulfill her dream by going beyond the level that she and her husband were able to accomplish. Flor wants her daughter to finish her university education, pursue a specialty in which she can become a successful professional, and become a better person.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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