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Total loan: $800
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Maria Juliana


A loan of $800 helped to buy fertiliser, manure, foliar concentrate, and certified seeds, in order to plant potatoes.


Maria Juliana's story

María is 42 years old, single, and has no children. She could not go further than third grade in primary school, because her parents, who taught her at a very early age how to till the land, could not support her. She is a very experienced farmer when it comes to growing potatoes, broccolis, and cauliflower. Her sister is her only support. María works from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the land. On week-ends, she sells her produce at the local market, either to direct consumers or to wholesalers who come to her area and sell the produce somewhere else. María's lands are one and a half kilometres away from her home, a distance she walks on foot every day. Today, she asks for a loan to buy fertiliser, manure, foliar concentrate, and certified seeds, in order to plant potatoes. Her hopes and dreams have to do with improving her home: it wants mortar, as well as something else than bricks for a floor. She also wants to keep investing in her crops in order to repay her loan and keep benefitting from the loans granted by field partner COMIXMUL and Kiva.

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: May 17, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: May 17, 2013