A loan of $800 helped to buy coffee plants, pay day laborers and acquire sacks of fertilizer.

Ylaria's story

Ylaria is 28 years old, widowed and the mother of two beautiful children, Franklin, 9, and Netsy, 4. They are the biggest source of her motivation. With her children she shares a building constructed with an adobe base that she acquired from her late husband. She is dedicated to her business, which consists of maintaining coffee plants. She brings her children the best in the form of education. She has spent 6 years in this role and feels that it is a very calm business without pressures in between seasons.

To facilitate her labor in the field she counts on the support of day laborers constantly, who primarily help with weeding because it is complex. She likes her work a lot because her earnings are profitable at the end of the season.

To begin a new year she plans to dedicate more attention to her coffee fields in order to have very fertile plots for said product, because later she will need to pay back the loan to her financial entity.

She has in mind beginning the construction of her home with a base of superior quality wood for the benefit of the well-being of her small children, for whom she dedicates all of her work. With motivation to prioritize the production of coffee, she would like to count on 2,000 nuevos soles to buy coffee plants, as well as pay day laborers and acquire sacks of fertilizer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kerry George

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