A loan of $725 helped to buy organic fertilizer (chicken manure) and potatoes for planting.

Eustaquia's story

Eustaquia is 54 years old and was widowed about three years ago and lives alone in the rural community of the Segunda Candelaria a neighborhood of Alto San Isidro on the northern part of Colomi, where she has been for years. She doesn't know how to read or write. She is a very responsible woman about her obligations and her primary economic activity is the production of potatoes, broad beans, and other traditional tubers, called oca and papaliza, for which she contracts temporary laborers for the preparation of the fields, sowing, traditional day labor, herbicidal treatments, and the harvest. She also has several head of cattle, including two milch cows and two who are pregnant.

Eustaquia needs resources to buy organic fertilizer (chicken manure) and potatoes for planting. She says that this loan will help her to get ahead and improve her future agricultural plantings by sowing in more areas, since her only daughter who was living with her became partnered and she wants to help her daughter have a better future and get her own house in the city.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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