A loan of $550 helped to buy organic manure for her crops.

Raquel's story

Raquel is 31 years old. She is a single mother to two children, who live with her in her own house. Raquel makes a living in farming, growing cacao and organic coffee. She has ten years experience in this field. In the beginning Raquel had many difficulties as she did not have enough many to buy any land. However, thanks to her father's support, she managed to buy land and began sowing her crops. Raquel is is able to use her profits to help her family to prosper. This is Raquel's first loan with Kiva and she is very grateful for the financial support that she is receiving in order to get ahead. She promises to make her repayments on time. Raquel will use the 1500 Nuevo Soles to invest in maintaining her cacao crops by buying organic manure.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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