A loan of $1,475 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer, and for farming mechanization to plant corn, beans, and rice.

Rosa Francisca's story

Rosa is a married woman with a great will to get ahead. She, together with her husband and three children, has known how to work the land planting and cultivating corn, beans, and rice. In addition to working the land, she also has a small business selling dairy products. She makes these by purchasing milk and producing by-products, such as cheese curd and butter, on a small scale. She then sells these to her neighbors and friends.

She was not able to study as her parents had limited resources, however, she was able to complete the fourth grade in primary school. She is proud of the fact that she has some basics, which has helped her to be able to read and write. She is grateful to her parents for their efforts in addition to the work they did because she inherited it from them. They taught her how to work the land as well as methods for planting and cultivation and she has made a living farming for more than 20 years now. She has her own small plot of land, which is a result of her work and effort, together with her husband and family.

Currently, Rosa is requesting help to be able to buy seeds, fertilizers and for some mechanization to be able to continue working planting and cultivating corn, beans, and rice. This will allow her to continue helping her husband with the household expenses and other necessities that come up on a daily basis like clothing, school, medicine, and food, among others. Farming is the only means of support for her and her family.

Her dream is to be able to make her business grow, helping her husband to expand to other areas so that they can make a better income. This will allow them to give their children a better education, which is the greatest tool, and they can use it to get good jobs, have a better quality of life, and will be able to get ahead. This way, they too will be able to achieve their dreams.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters

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