A loan of $550 helped to buy pea seeds and sacks of fertilizer.


Betty's story

Betty is 25 years old. She has lived with her husband, Noe, for 5 years. They have 2 children, Zaraí, 8 years old, and Jesús, 3 years old. They live in a partially constructed house, located in the town of Tapo. For 4 years she has been planting potatoes, corn, and peas, with the help of her father, who taught her to cultivate the land and everything necessary for agricultural work. With the profits from selling the sacks of potatoes, she built half of her house. She hopes the next harvest will be more productive so she can earn enough to finish the remaining half of the house, so that she can provide an adequate home for her children; they are her motivation to get ahead in her hard work.

Also, she tells us that a short while ago she began working as a health promoter for the government. By identifying the undernourished children in the area, she earns a little extra money. She also raises small animals such as pigs, donkeys, and sheep. After fattening them up, she takes them to sell in the city's central market.

In the future, Betty hopes to plant a greater quantity of crops and become independent. She also plans to open a grocery store that will help her to increase her income. She belongs to the “Santa Cruz de Tapo” communal bank, and this is her seventh loan with Microfinanzas Primsa, where she learned to be responsible; she makes her repayments punctually. Betty will use the requested money to buy pea seeds and several sacks of organic fertilizer, which will help her when she plants her next crop.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day


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