A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy vegetable seeds and to prepare the land.

Choquinom Group's story

Isabel P. T., age 37, did not have the opportunity to attend school. She has seven children, and they all attend school. She devotes herself to domestic chores and also to farming. She grows vegetables, and she has five years of experience in this field. She started planting only one “cuerda” (approximately 70 meters) of land. She currently wants to increase her production.

Therefore she decided to organize a group to request a loan. The loan will be used as working capital to prepare the land for cultivation and to buy seeds. This will increase the vegetable production. Her husband, a farmer, helps her.

The members of this group devote themselves to farming. One of them raises cattle. With the investment they are making they hope to increase their earnings and improve their living conditions.

In this group: Isabel , Rosa , Juana , Catarina , Benita , Juana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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