A loan of $1,150 helped to buy fertilizer and pay labor costs.

Gloria's story

Gloria, 56, is a single mother; she lives with her son. She is an organic coffee grower currently producing a 12-ton harvest. She’d like in the future to reach 20 tons. She has 30 years’ experience growing coffee. Part of her fields was inherited from her father and the rest was purchased with profits from coffee sales.

She currently works doing household chores and cares for her fields in her spare time. Her goals are to achieve higher yields and to buy more parcels of land to produce more and better coffee. Her greatest hope is to be able to buy a small pick-up truck that will make transporting her coffee to Unión Regional de Huatusco [coffee cooperative], which is where she sells, it easier.

This is why she’s asking for a loan to carry out her plans to by plants to replant and to buy organic fertilizer to increase production and obtain a better quality of life bringing with it an increase in her assets to be able to buy a pick-up truck to make coffee transport easier. She will also hire day laborers and buy fertilizer she will need for her fields.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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