A loan of $2,375 helped to buy more common beans from other smaller farmers to sell in the market to increase her income.
Lucinda is a 34-year-old Mozambican woman. She lives in Barue with her husband and their four children.
Together with her husband, Lucinda buys and sells some grains such as common beans, peanuts, soy, and maize. She buys the grains from smallholder farmers in her community to sell in the markets of Barue, Catandica, and Chimoio.
Lucinda has a range of clients who continuously demand her products, which causes her to look for other smaller farmers in other communities to buy crops. Thanks to her previous kiva loan, Lucinda was able to reach out more suppliers as well as more clients.
She also improved her business management, allowing her to invest more money in her activity. For this reason, Lucinda is requesting another kiva loan to buy more common beans from other smaller farmers to sell in the market and increase her income.