A loan of $1,325 helped to buy farm supplies.

Idalia Margarita's story

Idalia, 33, is a young mother of three children. The oldest attends the first course in the basic cycle of secondary school; her second son is in fourth grade. When they get out of school they help their parents with the field chores growing corn, beans and rice. She’s completed the third course of secondary school but was unable to continue studying due to the lack of economic support from her parents who taught her since she was very little how to work the land.

She and her spouse have worked the land for more than 7 years together and the land they grow on is leased so they must work harder than normal to see good results because they share their profits with the owners of the land which is located four kilometers away from their house. Sometimes they reach it by car and sometimes they walk; they are the only ones who do this work as a family.

She’s asking for help today to buy fertilizer, manure and leaf fertilizer to provide maintenance and safeguard their crops because due to price fluctuations and changes in the weather it’s necessary to provide maintenance in order to have good crop yields and secure grains.

Her dream is to be able to buy a piece of land they can grow on and to be able to grow for themselves so that the profits can be shared but only among themselves as a family since they are the only ones involved this way to continue being able to support their children’s schooling so that they can become professional, prosperous people with much success in life and to be victorious.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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