A loan of $775 helped to purchase pea and gladiolus seeds.

Margot's story

Margot is 33 years old and lives with her husband, Elmer, and their two children: Kenler, 15, and Ángel, 4. They live in their own home in a rural neighborhood. With the hard work and persistence she is known for, Margot makes a living growing peas and gladiolus flowers, which has delivered good results ever since her first years in farming when she was a young woman. "Normally I plant a bag and half of pea seeds, which produces 40 sacks," she says. She grows the gladiolus herself, and buyers visit from other farms to negotiate the sales. She says the business is lucrative because the buyers make their purchases right there and then take them to other cities to resell. In this way Margot earns an income that allows her to educate her children and cover expenses. These days of rain will be a big help for planting peas and gladiolus, which is why she is requesting your help. This will be her ninth loan with Kiva partner MFP, and she promises to make her payments on time. She belongs to “Los Picaflores de Patay” community bank and is a responsible member. With the loan, she plans to purchase three bags of pea seeds and use the rest to buy gladiolus seeds.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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