A loan of $800 helped to buy fertalizer and urea.


Maria Mercedes's story

Maria Mercedes P. is 70 years old, married, and lives with her husband and two children.

She belongs to the rural bank "San Jose de las Orquideas," which is 15 minutes from the city of San Miguel, in the community of San Jose de Palmas. Most of the people in the community are farmers who grow potatoes and corn.

Maria is a farmer who grows corn, potatoes, and beans. She did not plant much this season because she is running out of space to plant on her land. Maria makes all of her purchases an sales in the city of San Pablo. She raises little animals on the side and currently has two cows. She is requesting a loan to buy fertilizer and urea for farming

Her dream is for her children to work and get ahead. She likes to work in the house doing her domestic chores when she has free time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shelly Hubman



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