A loan of $1,050 helped to buy banana plants and plant them, fertilizer, pesticides, and to pay for a helper.

Claudia Mercedes's story

Claudia is single, has no children, and lives with her mother and one of her sisters. She grows crops, and also works in a bank at the moment. Her family have always made a living farming. When Claudia completed her studies, she decided to help her father by growing corn and bananas. For a year she has been buying seeds from one person.

She is requesting a loan to buy banana plants and plant them, as well as fertilizer and pesticides. She also wants to pay for a helper to do the work. This will help her to improve yield, by paying a worker to look after the plantation.

Claudia's dream is to increase her crop production. She also hopes to finish her university master's degree, and have a family of her own.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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