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Total loan: $7,000

Chiquita

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Leesburg, GA, United States / Agriculture

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Chiquita's story

At a young age, I always wanted to own my own business one day that would impact my community. It wasn't until my husband and I had a vision about growing vegetables. Later I decided to start my own small farming business. In which we practice growing sustainable with the goal of becoming completely organic in the future. I enjoy spending time on the farm and working with my family. I remember vividly my mother-in-law telling me several stories about her struggles with finance while raising 13 children and feeding them being a single mother. This inspired me to never give up and to always work hard to provide for my family. Being able today to apply for help is a great opportunity to receive finances to help with some of the things I need for my farm. I am also a minority farmer and an African American woman. I wanted to be able to inspire other women, just as she inspired me to follow my passion become a farmer while practicing and promoting healthy eating. Since her passing in 2018, I am encouraged by my husband and my four daughters to be successful and create global change. Holsey Farms LLC has been able to accomplish some of this through our contributions to Albany Rescue Mission, several churches, schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, WIC Program, Holiday Food Drives, and Tift Park Community Market. Holsey Farms LLC would like to educate youths on agriculture. I would like to be able to have the supplies and tools I need to help my farm grow in agriculture. Holsey Farms LLC seeks to expand in other areas and grow this farm through the help of supporters like you. We will be able to accomplish much more with the support of our KIVA family.