A loan of $775 helped to buy organic fertilizer and seeds.

Clara's story

Clara is 39 years old, married to José, and they have three children who are 23, 18, and 15 years old. The live together in their own home, which is constructed with rustic materials and is located in a rural annex. Clara is a woman with a fragile appearance but with much strength and courage for work. She works in agriculture, the reason for which she has her own land for cultivation. She takes advantage of the good ground that the land has to sow corn, potatoes of distinct varieties, and peas.

"Sometimes I also sow flowers and vegetables, but only in May and November, " she mentioned. What is better for her is the production of peas and corn, since she has gained control over sowing these crops. She only cultivates the varieties that are special and most needed for the market, even though they need to be watched over more carefully. She does not have problems and she goes to a lot of efforts every day. This time she will have to sow peas, for which she requires financial support. She will invest the 2000 soles in the purchase of organic fertilizer and seeds for sowing.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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