A loan of $500 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers, and insecticides.

Bernarda De Jesús's story

Bernarda de Jesús lives with her husband and children in her own house. She is a very hard-working and humble woman.

Bernarda devotes herself, with help from her husband, to growing the main staple crops like corn and beans. She has worked her whole life in order to get her beloved family ahead. Thanks to her work and God’s help, she has managed to bring home the daily bread. She also helps a little with the household expenses.

She lives in very poor and humble conditions because she does not have access to other income. In spite of everything, she does not give up. This drives her to work harder to get her family ahead. Her family is everything to her.

Thanks to her charisma and generosity she has known how to win the confidence of a lot of her neighbors. Each day more people prefer her business because she is a very hard-working and honest woman.

She has made the decision to request a loan from Integral. The loan is to buy agricultural supplies for the 2012 sowing time that is approaching once winter comes. She will buy seeds, fertilizers, and insecticides for her main crops of staples. This way she hopes to manage to improve her family’s living conditions and to continue giving them what they deserve.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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