Total loan: $1,025


Betanzos, Departamento de Potosí, Bolivia / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farm supplies.

Abigail's story

Abigail is 30 years old. She is single, and her business is the production of potatoes and wheat. She does her work in Betanzos, known for the caves where there is cave art from over nine thousand years ago.

Abigail lives in her parents’ house beside her crops. She has 10 hectares of land that she received as an inheritance and where she produces potatoes and broad beans annually. For the plowing, she has a cow, and she has a fumigation backpack to spray insecticide. In addition, she has a small parcel with barley and beans. She does not have an irrigation system, but she makes reservoirs to store rainwater.

She makes sales on Sundays at the community fair. It is planting season, and she needs to purchase supplies to initiate her crops. Her advantage is that she stores her harvest and then sells it according to the demand. Her disadvantage is a lack of water. Her dream is to build more reservoirs to store a larger quantity of water. She wants to purchase farm supplies to start the agricultural cycle.

With this loan, she will purchase fertilizer, compost, and potato and broad bean seeds. This is the seventh loan that she is receiving from the institution in her entire life. For these reasons, Abigail is requesting a loan to purchase farm supplies to grow potatoes. She will use the profits to build rainwater reservoirs.