A loan of $200 helped to buy fertilizer, seeds, insecticide, etc.

Mercedes Alvarado's story

Mercedes is 38-years-old and lives with her large family in their own house. She makes a living by cultivating the land; mainly planting corn, beans, and sorghum. She has been doing this work for many years and this is how she is able to provide for her home. Cultivating the land is her main source of income, due to the fact that she does not know another way to bring the bread home each day. She does this work with much love and dedication, and thanks to her devotion to the job she has managed to earn the trust of many people who prefer her more each day.

She asks for this loan from INTEGRAL in order to invest in the purchase of necessary supplies (fertilizer, seeds, insecticide, etc.) since they are indispensable to getting a favorable harvest, which will allow her to continue providing for her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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