Total loan: $4,000


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Papaaloa, HI, United States / Agriculture

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A loan helped us add a needed piece of equipment to aid in the cultivation of more crops.

Donelle's story

I was raised in southern California, during my youth I would go down to Baja Mexico and visit my grandmother's very rural home in La Mission. My grandparents lived without electricity and I spent a lot of time on their neighbor's farms building relationships with animals. This was a happy chapter in my life and one I sought to rebuild as an adult. It was my dream to live off the grid and make a living off of the land and to find peace and joy in this simpler lifestyle. Growing up in Orange County, I was living in one of the richest parts of the country, but I was happiest four hours away in one of the poorest parts of the world. Working in the Bay Area, all of my professional jobs were stepping stones to living and working in the country. Spending time in Hawaii during my youth, I always knew this was the place I was destined to be. Working on my farm, here I am fully content, complete, and joyous. Daily, I am blown away that I live in a home I built and grow the food I eat.