A loan of $1,025 helped to buy potato seeds, organic fertilizer, and chemicals.

Alicia's story

Alicia is 45 years old and studied only until elementary school. She married Víctor and they have three children. The oldest couldn't attend university due to their economic situation. Thanks to this, he traveled to Brazil and is currently helping with the university studies of their second son. The youngest is studying at a public elementary school in the area where they live. Alicia lived with her parents with whom she worked on farming production during her childhood. Once she got married, her parents gave her her inheritance where she currently lives with her family. This is in the area of Caramarca in the city of Cochabamba. It's one of the areas that has the greatest production of onion, corn, potato, and other crops as it is fit for their production. The family makes a living sowing corn, potato, and onion. During this month they will begin to sow potato but Alicia doesn't have cash to buy seeds and fertilizer. For this reason she is requesting the loan. Ideally Alicia would like to have her two oldest sons be professionals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Birk

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