A loan of $775 helped to buy bags of organic manure.

Rita's story

Rita, 61, lives with the father of her children; her children have already all left home. Her house is hers and it’s located in a rural district in the central jungle.

Rita is a woman who strives hard for her ideals because at her age she continues working at what she likes best. When she was 18, she started working in agriculture. Alongside her husband, they’ve succeeded in tilling the soil and cultivating the land to produce. The fruits she grows are coffee, ginger, bananas and avocadoes. “I like to grow a bit of everything so that I can earn income year-round,” she mentions.

Her sales point is located 20 minutes from her community so she doesn’t have any transportation problems but she does have them with regard to investment. She says that fertilizers are the most expensive in her activity and so are labor costs during planting and harvesting. Despite all this, Rita continues firm in her activity. She’s now planning to plant more coffee and has her nursery ready for this. She needs bags of organic manure for this work and she’s asking for your support.

She belongs to the “Prestatarios de la Unión Palomar” (Palomar Union Borrowers) and this is the third MFP loan. She hopes to get ahead with support from her communal bank who work hard to get ahead. She promises to be punctual with her payments too. She will be able to buy bags of organic manure for her coffee, banana and avocado crops with the money.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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