A loan of $1,500 helped to buy farmland.


Sonia's story

Ms. Sonia is 24 years old, single but in a civil union. She reached an elementary school level education. She has a young son in her care and economic dependent.
For a living, she works as a farmer, growing potatoes, fava beans and oats. She does this in her own farmland, which she inherited from her parents. They are located about 80Km from Cochabamba in the community of Sankayani Alto Los Andes, county of Tíraque.

Ms. Sonia demonstrates to be a hardworking and responsible person who wants to move ahead and increase farming production. In order to do that, she needs to borrow investment capital to buy farmland, and through such means, obtain better economic income, which will improve the quality of life of her dependent.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Heydi Hernandez



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