A loan of $300 helped buy certified seed potatoes, manure and fertilizer for her crops.

Maritza's story

25-year old Maritza is a farmer and a housekeeper in a private home. She is mother to two daughters whom she loves very much and supports in every way possible. She completed grade 6 of primary school and is grateful to her parents for the opportunity to attend school. They were the ones who taught her how to grow crops such as corn, beans, and coffee, and above all, potatoes. Potatoes are well-suited to the climate and land where she lives. Maritza and her husband are the only ones involved in this activity. The produce is sold in the local market to distributors who travel to the area to buy goods.

Maritza is now seeking financial assistance to buy certified seed potatoes, manure and fertilizer for her crops and get technical help for her land.

Her dreams are to grow crops on a bigger scale and sell the produce in other markets and Central American countries so she can generate more income for her family and provide her daughters with a better future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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