A loan of $1,375 helped a member to buy compost and water for her blackberry seeding.

El Durazno Group's story

Domitila is 39 years old. She lives in a common-law relationship with her husband who works in the field. She has 1 older daughter who is already working.

She has her garden with blackberries and avocados. She is asking for a loan to buy compost and water for her plants.

She began her business 7 years ago. Her siblings told her to plant blackberry and avocado plants because their community gives them the fruit and also teaches them to plant and care for them.

Her business is important because is gives her income to eat and to buy other things for the house. She feels proud of having her own plants to care for, that lack nothing. Her business is popular because of the flavor of the fruit. She is planning to expand her business, planting more plants to have more fruit.

She is excited with the loan that is is going to receive. She is going to use it for compost in order to produce lots of fruit. Her dreams and hopes are to continue to progress with her business and her blackberry garden and to have good health to continue working.

The members of the group want to tell Kiva and Fundación Realidad, “thank you very much for the loans, thanks to you we can get ahead in our business and family.”

Note: The lady standing behind the woman in the white shawl is not a group member, but wanted her picture taken.

In this group: Libia , Florinda, Domitila , Rosa, Enriqueta

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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