A loan of $325 helped to buy manure, fertliser, seeds, pesticides, etc and to improve the land.

Raquel's story

Raquel lives in her own home with her husband and five children. She has been making a living growing corn and beans for years now and this has given her experience in tending to her crops. Raquel sells what she harvests in the basic grains market and, with the money she makes from her sales, she is able to cover household costs. Raquel is applying for a loan to improve the land where she is thinking of planting her seeds (shown in the above photo) and to buy necessary supplies such as fertilisers, manure, herbicides and other items. This will give her a good harvest and she will be able to earn more to give her family more financial stability.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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