A loan of $1,500 helped to buy certified seeds for her fields.

Juana's story

Mrs. Juana, 54, is a woman that despite her age has not stopped dreaming. She is married and committed to her family and her business. Juana has six children and two of them help her with the agriculture activities: cleaning, trimming and fertilizing, among other. Juana’s parents taught her to sow and harvest grains, such as corn, beans and rice, when she was just a little girl. This is an activity deeply embedded in her family’s tradition.

Juana has a small business – she sells groceries and dairy products – that helps her to contribute with some of the home expenses, like electricity, water, food and clothing, while the crops grow and are ready to be sold. She has worked in agriculture for twenty years; her husband inherited the land where she works. Juana’s customers are her neighbors and some middlemen that visit the region to buy her products.

Juana is requesting a loan to buy certified seeds, something that will improve her crops, both in quantity and quality. Her goal is to make the most of her crops in order to make her dreams come true and open a minimarket, something missing in the region. This would result in higher income for her family and her own, free-to-use capital.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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