A loan of $550 helped to buy farming supplies and to hire day workers.

Gladis Edilma's story

Gladis Edilma, a 31 year old woman, has three minor children. She has been working in the field for three years. She grows ‘papa criolla’ [a common type of potato in Colombia] and peas on land that she rents. This business activity has allowed her to generate income in order to help her husband support the household and pay for their children’s education.

She is requesting a loan in order to increase her production capacity and to increase the variety of products. She will use the loan to buy seeds and supplies to plant beans and to hire day workers.

Her biggest dream is to be able to buy a parcel of land and to generate income to give her children a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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