A loan of $1,475 helped to buy fertilizers, manure and pest-control substances.

Roselina's story

Roselina is a young, resourceful and tenacious woman aged 23. She is married, and she has studied up to the 6th grade of primary school, thanks to the sacrificed made by her parents, to whom she deeply grateful. She and her husband have two children: the eldest attends kindergarten and the youngest is 2. Her parents have taught her how to make a plant nursery and grow coffee when she was very young, and this has been and will be her family’s source of income as well as her household’s. She can count on her husband’s support only: he takes care of the chores and coordinates the distribution process, while she manages the activity. She also owns a coffee vivarium, and she preparing part of it to be sowed and part of it to be sold. She sells her products to wholesalers coming to her community, who consider her products as hygienic and of good quality.
She is currently requesting help to buy fertilizers, manure and pest-control substances in order to provide maintenance to her coffee crops and to reinforce her vivarium, as it is still flourishing.
Her plans for the future include owing a vast coffee plantation that will keep on being profitable, thus providing an income for her family; she hopes her plantation can be handed down and used for generations; she also aims at keeping her crops healthy, as this is the only source of income for her family, as in this way she will be able to continue paying for her children’s education as she has done to today.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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