A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy potato seeds and compost and pay for labor and assistance to grow potatoes, corn and beans.

Brisas De Malguara Group's story

María Eugenia is 22 years of age. She is single and lives with her son, mother and siblings in a small town in the municipality of Intibucá.

María Eugenia grew up in a farming family, and for more than six years she has grown her own crops – corn, beans and potatoes. As this is her only source of income she wants to maintain her crops and help them grow. She sells her produce in the local market. She has requested her first ODEF loan of 7,000.00 Honduran lempiras to buy potato seeds and fertilizer, as well as to pay labor expenses and costs to prepare the land where she grows her crops. With this investment she hopes to grow better produce and increase her family’s income.

María Eugenia is part of the Brisas de Malguara solidarity group, which has four members. Only three members are in the photo: María is on the left, Fernando is in the middle and Jose de la Cruz is on the right. They all live in the same community and work in agriculture. They have asked for a group loan of 19,000.00 Honduran lempiras.

In this group: Maria Eugenia, Fernando, Jose De La Cruz

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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