A loan of $1,175 helped to cultivate cochineal.

Felicita's story

Felicita is a 34-year-old woman who lives in the city of Nazca with her two children, whom she loves and who are her main reason for living. She is a very friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic person who dedicates all her efforts to moving her family forward, since she is the mother and father to her children.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of economic resources and the necessity she had to work since she was very young, Felicita couldn't study for a professional career. In her free time she likes to watch television and on some occasions she cooks a delicious Red Noodle dish to share with her family.

On her own initiative and with much determination and dedication, Felicita has made her living in agriculture. She has a small plot of land where she sows cactus to cultivate cochineal. She works every day beginning early in the morning. She can do work for approximately six hours a day and she feels happy doing her work. She thinks it is going well for her based on her experience.

Felicita is very thankful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to the help they offer she can cover the expenses of infesting her cactus crop with cochineal. In this way, she hopes to increase the quantity of cochineal for future sales in the market of her city. Thus she will continue working and making an effort to get ahead and achieve her great dream of finishing the construction of her home to be able to offer better security and well-being to her family.

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