Total loan: $600

María Asunción

Gotera, Morazán Department, El Salvador / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy fertilizer and seed, and to pay the rent on her land and to pay for labor.

María Asunción's story

María, 44, studied up to the third year of basic education but wasn't able to continue because she lacked the financial resources. She decided to work in rope-making producing hammocks. She also does housekeeping work. She's married and her husband works in agriculture. They have five children; four attend school and the other one is little and not in school. The three oldest help their father with the farming. She has 22 years of experience in rope-making, which she learned from her parents when she stopped attending school. She has earned a living in this job ever since. She does this work in her free time after taking care of her family. The loan she's requesting is to buy three sacks of fertilizer, two bags of corn seed, and three bags of foliar fertilizer, as well as to pay the rent on the land they farm and to pay for labor. In the future she wants to have an abundant harvest from her corn field so she'll have enough food for the family. Also, she'll sell what's left over from her harvest to have the income to help her children with their studies, because one of her dreams is for her children to become important people in their lives.