A loan of $425 helped to buy seeds to plant peppers.

Esperanza Yamileth's story

Esperanza is a 26 year-old married woman. She has 4 children: 2 of them are attending school and the other 2 are younger. Along with her husband, she cultivates staple grains such as corn and beans on a small scale. She has been farming for more than 12 years. Her parents, who worked as farmers all of her life, taught her how to cultivate staple grains. Esperanza was not able to complete her primary education; she finished only 3rd grade, due to a lack of financial resources.

Esperanza has learned how to work the land. In addition to staple grains, she also decided to learn how to cultivate sweet peppers so that she could generate more income, as this is a profitable product. It is also a product that is easy to sell and distribute.

Esperanza's crops are located a distance of 100 meters from her house, and she walks there daily so that she can constantly monitor them. Her crops require quite a bit of maintenance and care. She must weed and water them, fertilize them, control the pests, etc.

At this time, Esperanza is requesting help so that she can buy seeds to plant peppers that she will distribute and sell in the area. Her dreams are to educate her 4 young children so that they can have a better quality of life, better work opportunities, and a better education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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