A loan of $1,175 helped to buy organic fertilizer.


Otilia's story

Otilia is 43 years old, married to Jesús who is 48 years old, and has 5 children who live in a house constructed with a base of adobe acquired just after their marriage.

As a pioneer mother of family development and with her husband she acquired an agricultural land 20 years ago, where she has carried out the production of organic cocoa, barbasco (plant used for fishing), and peanuts. Her beginnings were complicated because she did not have the necessary capital to hire farmhands and buy the necessary fertilizers for her work.

Currently, thanks to the production of her land, she has given a good quality of life to her family, doing her work together with the little ones who support her in small activities. She feels that the work in the field is a very tranquil job but not simple.

In the long term, she wants sufficient capital and to proceed with the construction of her house with a base of good materials, hoping to improve the quality of life of her family. This will be her second loan from Kiva. She shows her gratitude to Kiva and is committed to completing in a responsible manner the payments. On this occasion, she wants to have 3,000 nuevos soles to purchase organic fertilizer and in that way improve the production of her agricultural land.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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