A loan of $1,550 helped to buy fungicides and to pay laborers to help her plants obtain good results.


Delia's story

Delia is a single mother. She is 34 years old. She lives in her own house that she bought thanks to her daily efforts. She depends on her labor so she can pay the expenses of her two young children wanting to give them a better quality of life. Delia works in agriculture. For eight years she has grown cocoa and coffee plants in her own field. During weeding and harvesting she always has the help of laborers in order to get the work done faster.

Her greatest pride is that her plants obtain very good results in order to receive high prices, but the difficulty is to evade the pests that ruin her good harvest. This is why she has the help of lenders who provide the loan so she can continue with her work.

Over time she hopes to open a business and thus spend more time with her children, but for the moment her priority is maintaining her parcel, “to weed and to fumigate her cocoa and coffee plants.” This is her second loan. She is grateful for the confidence given, she promises to be punctual with her payments as she was in her previous loan. With the 4,000 soles, she will buy fungicides to fumigate her parcel and with the rest she will hire laborers to help her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand


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