Total loan: $1,500

María Luisa Edilma

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Ibarra, Imbabura Province, Ecuador / Agriculture

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A loan helped to pay for earth preparation and seed fertilisation to grow potatoes.

María Luisa Edilma's story

María is 58 years old and lives in an area of Ibarra called El Abra. She lives with her husband who earns a living through bricklaying and, with his work, supports the family's expenses. However, this income is not enough, and this is why María, to help with the household finances and make use of the land space that she has, is earning a living through farming and cattle ranching.

This is the season to sow potatoes and prepare the seeds, but she needs work capital to prepare the ground and fertilise it. This is why she is asking for help with a Kiva loan, to support the household finances. María is very grateful to Kiva as, with this help, she will be able to finish sowing her crops and so support her family with her income.