A loan of $725 helped to purchase potato seed.


Maria's story

Sra. Maria is a very hardworking and unassuming person. She is 31 years old and unmarried. However for the past three years she has been living with a partner. She has two children with her current partner: a three year old and a baby, six months old, both of whom she takes very good care of. She knows how to read and write because she has a primary education however she was unable to continue studying because of economic and personal problems. Consequently she has devoted herself to farming and has been a farmer for almost 15 years. Maria cultivates potatoes on her parents’ land and has a good yield, which generates a good income. The reason for this new loan is that she was unable to plant during the previous season due to her pregnancy and therefore does not have a store of seeds for this new season. Therefore she needs to purchase seed to start producing anew so that she can improve her quality of life and continue to support her small children and help her family get ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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