A loan of $1,075 helped to buy fertilizer and to pay labor costs.

Yolanda's story

Yolanda is 30 years old, married for 13 years and has two children who are 13 and 11 years old attending school; she lives in El Dorado, Santa Bárbara. Yolanda has been farming coffee for 14 years. The zone she lives in is coffee-producing and she’s had this experience since childhood.

Her crops have improved for she has requested four ODEF loans to provide them with care and produce good harvests more so now that it’s a profitable business.

She will use this current loan to invest in her coffee nursery buying fertilizer. She sells it in damp parchment in the local market. All of her effort is to move her family forward and improve their quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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