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A loan of $1,025 helped to buy sweet chili pepper and cucumber seeds, as well as manure and sprays for the plantings.

Lauriet's story

The client is a young woman who lives with her two minor children. She lost her partner through sudden death caused by a heart attack, and had to look for a way to be self-sufficient and generate income for supporting her children.

She farms, growing vegetables such as sweet chili peppers, cucumbers, pear squash, and plantains. She has her father's help with the planting and harvesting work.

She sells her produce at the farmers market held on Thursdays and Saturdays in Turrialba canton, in Cartago province.

She is experiencing problems due to a lack of working capital for buying seeds and agricultural supplies in greater quantity. Having this would allow her to have a bigger harvest and better serve the demand from her clientele.

Among her goals is to be able to build her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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