A loan of $600 helped to buy potato seeds, manure and to pay crop maintenance costs.


Teresa's story

Teresa, 55, has been farming for 30 years. She has 7 children between the ages of 15 and 36. She’s been married for 35 years and lives in Monquecagua, Intibucá. She grows potatoes, corn and beans and also earns money from an additional occupation: she raises chickens. Farming is one of this community’s main sources of income.

She has managed to improve production with loans requested from ODEF. This loan for 11,000.00 is the fourth one and it’s to buy potato seeds, manure and to pay crop maintenance costs.

Teresa is a member of the “Primero de Mayo” (May First) communal bank which has three other members. Her plan and her sacrifice are to continue improving and expanding production to have a better standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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