A loan of $1,300 helped to be able to buy fertilizer, manure, insecticide, and a fumigation pump for her coffee crop.


Maria De La Paz's story

Maria is a fighter and an entrepreneurial woman who is 51 years old. In spite of her age, she has not stopped dreaming big. She is a merchant and farms her own product. She is married and has 3 grown children, each one with their own family and separate home. She has been a farmer for many years, since this activity has been the method of sustaining her family, and it continues to be for herself today with the help of her children, who contribute to the maintenance of her coffee crops by pruning, cleaning, cutting, and fertilizing. Her product is sold in the areas near her home to some neighbors, small-scale merchants in the local market, and others. Her crops are located 1.5 kilometers from her house.

Maria is asking for help to be able to buy fertilizer, manure, insecticide, and a fumigation pump for her coffee crop, since nowadays these kinds of products are expensive, and the rust, which is a damaging fungus, contaminates and damages a whole harvest if it is not treated in time.

Her plans for the future are to have a large coffee plantation that can continue to bless and sustain the family and be worked generation after generation by her children, her grandchildren, and the next generations as it is today, forming a family inheritance.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat



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