A loan of $400 helped purchase organic fertilizer..


Antonia's story

Antonia is 38 years old and has 3 children to whom she dedicates all her care. She shares her life with her partner, Alberto, who is 39 years old. They have a house together made of hardwoods where they share their daily lives. Previously, she had been working in the fields harvesting cacao and organic coffee. After getting together enough investment capital she was able to start selling organic fertilizer and other farming supplies. She has been working on her business for 5 years and since then has been able to consolidate and convert it into a good business, thanks to commercializing bird guano and natural fertilizers that are in high demand in her area. She is thankful for her work because it is easier than working in the fields but still requires a lot of effort because occasionally she needs to travel to Lima to supervise the transfer of her orders. She needs working capital to be able to continue growing her business she is coming to this financial institution. Her long term goal is to purchase a vehicle in order to move her product. She needs 400 dollars in order to purchase more organic fertilizer and then she will sell it to local farms.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristin Connor


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