A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers and fungicides and to pay the harvesters of artichokes.

María Carmen's story

María is a very responsible, hard-working person who would like to improve her quality of life and that of her family in order to triumph in life. María lives with her husband and her five children in Riobamba.

María works along with her husband in agriculture. They plant artichokes in large quantities in order to sell them in the markets. Currently due to the poor climate they need to invest in the purchase of fertilizers and fungicides in order to save their harvest. If they don't the production will be damaged and they will have losses. They also need to invest in the purchase of seeds and other products like corn and beans in order to increase their income and to pay the harvesters of the artichokes.

María dreams of exporting her products to various countries and improving the quality of life of her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon

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