A loan of $600 helped to buy organic manure.

Elisa's story

Elisa, 42, is a hardworking woman living with her husband, Evaristo, and their children in a house of her own that was bought some years ago. She heads out to her fields at the day's first hours where she grows various products like potatoes, corn and other foods. Her husband is her main helper. “We head out to the fields together to do various chores like weeding and fertilizing the foods,” she affirms.

She works Monday through Saturday because on Sunday she sells food in the town’s street market earning extra income that way. Now, she wants to improve her crops because she’ll be able to harvest soon and sell at a good price.

This is her first loan with Kiva and she commits to make her payments punctually. At the same time, she’s grateful for the financial opportunity since it will help her improve her agricultural work. On this occasion, she’ll request 1,500 soles to buy organic manure to improve her crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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