A loan of $900 helped to buy supplies.


Adela's story

Adela is 55 years old, married, and has five children. For the past 40 years she has been raising vegetables and corn. Even though she is an older woman, she has lots of energy and she must walk up some steep hills to reach her crops. Adela learned the farming trade from her father because it was the only thing he knew how to do. To buy her supplies, she needs to walk through a stony alley to reach the main street in the city, where she boards a bus and travels 45 minutes until reaching the city. She is requesting a loan through Fundación Campo in order to buy 12 sacks of fertilizer, which cost $56 each, two gallons of herbicide, and corn seed, in order to plant 14,000 square meters or corn and 3,500 square meters of pipían. What she wants to do is buy all of her supplies at the same time so that she can get them for a discount and also doesn’t have to make so many trips into town to buy a little at a time. She also wants to apply them to all of her crops at once to get a better production and income. She wants to save up to buy two dairy cows so she can obtain daily milk for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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