A loan of $1,150 helped to buy manure and fertilizers, and to cover the irrigation costs.


Julia Paula's story

Julia is a 48 year old woman, and she lives in the city of Nazca. She is a very kind, hard-working, and enthusiastic person. She devotes all of her efforts towards getting ahead. Sadly, due to the lack of financial resources and out of the need to work in order to help her parents when she was very young, Julia was not able to study for a professional career. In her free time she likes to entertain herself by watching television. Sometimes she cooks the delicious ‘Adobo de Carne’ [marinated pork in sauce] to share with her family. Through her own initiative, and with great determination and dedication, Julia works in agriculture. She has a small piece of land where she grows prickly pear cactus. Julia works every day doing the field work, and she can do it for approximately eight hours. She feels good doing her work, and she believes that it is going well for her because of her experience and the kind way that she treats others. Julia is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help given to her, she will be able to buy manure and fertilizers. She will also be able to cover the irrigation expenses for her crop. This way Julia will get a good harvest. She will continue working and putting forth effort in order to manage to fulfill her big dream of being able to increase her crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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