A loan of $475 helped purchase urea, fertilizers, and plant nutrients.

Petrona Del Carmen's story

Petrona is married and works as a farmer. Her husband is a merchant while her children assist her in the fields. She has plans to improve the road that leads to her farm. Petrona started farming as a young woman and still pursues this livelihood to support herself. She experiences difficulty since her farm is located within close proximity to a volcano, so there are times when she needs protection from the chemical fumes. Petrona started with the support her husband and has future plans to plant more resistant varieties after the harvest.

With this loan she will purchase urea, comprehensive fertilizers, and plant nutrients to apply on her crops. This will help her achieve better quality and greater yields.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.

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