A loan of $775 helped to buy organic compost.


Cristina's story

Cristina, 23, lives with the father of her 6 year old son. They live in Cristina's parents' home in a rural and agriculture area. Cristina works in agriculture as well as sewing, but she says that the planting brings her greater satisfaction. On the land that she inherited from her parents and in-laws, she grows potatoes, peas, lima beans and gladiolus flowers. Together with her partner she transports the whole harvest to the market and every time that they get money they use it smartly. Part of it goes to daily expenses and another part to invest in their fields. Cristina's goal is to build her own home, but for now she will keep planting her crops, taking advantage of this month's rains. This is her second loan with Kiva and she promises to make her payments punctually. She will invest the 2000 soles in the purchase of organic compost for her plants.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus


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