A loan of $625 helped to buy fertilizer and irrigation pumps for her coffee crop.

Leslis Otilia's story

Leslis, 38, is an enterprising woman and primary school teacher who educates and teaches the bread of knowledge every day to the children of her community. She has a lot of experience in this field, more than 12 years.

She has the moral and economic support of her husband in the the field of agriculture, specifically growing and producing coffee.

She and her husband have two children. Together they have a well-formed and structured household because with her husband and children she does things for to improve her economic and family well-being. Outside of her teaching activities, she learned coffee growing and production 10 years ago, the same activity taught by her parents who helped her achieve her goal of being a teacher of education.

She's known among her neighbors, relatives, and friends for her long career as a hardworking, determined, responsible, and honest woman.

Today she's requesting a loan to improve her coffee crop by buying fertilizer, fumigation pumps, and other things that make the crop healthier and more productive to sell in the local market. This way she'll be able to get a better income for her family.

Her dream is to be able to educate her children with a good university education that will make them better men and women every day. This way they'll have the knowledge to create businesses or companies that generate jobs and they'll be better every day.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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