A loan of $1,900 helped a member to purchase avocado trees and fertilizer.

La Calera Group's story

Doña Honoria is 51 years old, married, and works cultivating avocados for sale. She has had her trees for about three years and says she has 50 trees, but only 43 bear fruit, since the others are still too small. She says that in a year, she has a crop of about seven tons, which she sells at the central market to some customers that she already has. She harvests her trees two times in a year.

She is asking for this loan to purchase more avocado plants and organic fertilizer to nourish the soil and not harm the earth. One of Honoria's challenges is that when it is freezes, some of the plants are burned by the cold and she has to put down good fertilizer so that they can withstand the inclement weather.

She says that this loan would help her very much since she would be able to purchase the necessary items for her trees so that she could earn income to then give a better quality of life to her small children. Honoria's goal is to make her orchard larger, plant more avocado plants, and also put in some peach trees.

The other three group members are Ma. Santos, Isaias, and Lenor. They will invest their loans in fruits and vegetables, ornamental plants, and material to do embroidery.

In this group: Maria Honoria, Ma Santos, Isaias, Leonor

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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