A loan of $800 helped a member to buy organic and chemical fertilizers.


Grupo Estrellas De Pacaman Group's story

The earth has been blessed by hands that like to work and take care of it. The work women have done for years and for their entire lives is a worthy occupation. Without the labor of female farmers dedicated to cultivating it, the earth would not produce the fruits which sustain every generation. This is Veronica's work, which she does with great dreams for the future. She is a 24-year-old entrepreneur who is determined to succeed in life. In the photo, she is the first on the left.

Veronica's business activity, which she does every day beneath an exhausting sun, is growing tomatoes. She has had this activity for 4 years, and it has brought in a financial income to improve her family's living conditions. She hopes to obtain a tomato harvest this year to sell at the local market.

She is a role model in her community, which is why a group of women joined her to grow tomatoes together and to improve their families' living conditions as well.

Veronica will use this loan to buy organic and chemical fertilizers to obtain a very good harvest. She will then have a higher financial income to further improve her family's life and that of her community. One of her greatest dreams is to see her siblings become professionals in various fields of work. She would also like to buy more land to grow more tomatoes and make more sales.

In this group: Ramos Veronica, Gloria Chilena, Maricela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz



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