A loan of $725 helped she will buy merchandise and inputs for the first planting of the agricultural season.

Melida's story

In the Municipality of Somotillo, the town of Palo Grande, in the Santa Paula sector, Melida M. M. has worked part-time in farming activities, such as raising cattle, pigs, and domestic fowl. She also farms corn, sesame, and white beans. Her agricultural activities are accompanied by running a small grocery store. Since this is one of the most distant towns in the municipality, she has benefited by having this business. Earnings from the grocery store business finance her farming activities, which are managed by her son and daughter. With the requested loan, she intends to improve her grocery store and buy inputs for the first planting of the agricultural season. Melida M. M. has had five loans, with which she has managed to buy 10 cows that had recently given birth. These cows provide her with a significant portion of her current income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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