A loan of $400 helped to buy organic fertilizer.


Soledad's story

Soledad, 55 years old, is a very hard-working and sincere woman. For 30 years, she has lived in her own house with one of her children, who always helps her with the work. They are all farmers, and they grow lettuce, spinach, and peas. After caring for them and fertilizing them constantly, she sells them in the wholesale market in the city of Tarma. She enjoys talking with her customers and she always comes out with a joke to get along better with them, since her main strategy in life is the happiness that she brings to everything she does. However, not long ago she had an operation on her appendix, so she is in bed. But this difficulty does not daunt her. On the contrary, it gives her strength to move forward and continue supporting her son with his higher education. She is sure that due to it he will be one of the best farmers and businesspeople in the area. Soledad will use the money to buy organic fertilizer to nourish her vegetables. Also, she promises to be punctual with her loan repayments, since she has always demonstrated that she is a responsible person.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat


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