A loan of $800 helped to buy farm supplies and pay labor costs.

Lucia's story

Lucia is a 57-year-old lady, a single mother of three children who only lives with two of them who are still minors in a village in La Carrosa, Victoria Municipality, Yoro.

She's very enterprising. She's worked hard her entire life to support her family. She started out selling food and bread from place to place and 12 years ago decided to start growing rice, corn and beans. She also buys pigs to butcher and is always looking for other opportunities to earn income.

She's kept these business activities going thanks to several loans and is currently askig for her 14th loan to invest in corn, rice and bean crop maintenance. She will buy fertilizer and pay labor costs.

She hopes the investment will lead to better quality production that will allow her to earn good income. Her personal goal is to give her children and grandchildren in her care a better life and her business goal is to improve production.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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