A loan of $625 helped to buy fertilizer, manure, pesticides, and to pay the labourers.

Esperanza Del Soc0Rro's story

Esperanza says that her previous loan helped her to cultivate sweet pepper and obtain a good income, even though the price of the product is very low. She was able to cover the production costs and keep the surplus of the crop for her family's consumption. She is very grateful for the opportunity that the loan on Kiva provided her. She invested her previous loan in the purchase of manure, insecticides, fungicides, and payment for the labourers for the cultivation of sweet pepper.
She will invest this new loan in the purchase of fertilizers, manure, and pesticides, and to pay the labourers. She will cultivate nearly one acre of sweet peppers. Her husband and children support her in this.
With her income, she hopes to improve her home, buy milking cows, and to keep cultivating vegetables: tomatoes and sweet peppers.
Her next step after repaying her loan will be to plant beans and sweet pepper in order to diversify her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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