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Total loan: $1,925

Beatriz Elena

Sonson, Antioquia, Colombia / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming supplies such as larvicides, pesticides and insecticides at wholesale.

Beatriz Elena's story

Beatriz, 40, is from the countryside and lives happily married with her husband and their 5 children. The family has gotten ahead with much effort from Beatriz. She has always been an exemplary house wife but ten years ago she learned from her husband how to work the fields with the aim of improving the family income because they were in a difficult economic situation. Therefore, she decided to begin to grow flowers and the harvests that she collects are sold in the market square so that she can generate income to help her husband with the household costs. Her drive, tenacity and perseverance have enabled her to succeed and overcome the numerous obstacles that she has encountered, especially the high cost of supplies and climate change that affects her crops. Nonetheless, she always looks for alternatives that allow her to progress. For that reason she is asking for the help of a loan that she will invest in the purchase of farming supplies such as larvicides, pesticides and insecticides at wholesale. With this loan she will be able to continue with her crops, have a more productive harvest and generate a higher level of profits. Beatriz said that her greatest desire is to expand her crops and have the opportunity to improve the living conditions of her family. She also hopes to provide a better quality education to all of her children so that they can have a more prosperous future.