A loan of $550 helped to buy organic fertilizer.

Eduarda's story

Eduarda is 64 and lives with one of her four children in the rustic house that she purchased 30 years ago. She has been a farmer since childhood. Now that her children are grown, they come and help her every year with planting and harvesting. As a result, her financial situation has improved, and she will be able to continue her work. The work is difficult and very often requires the use of machines to optimize her results.

She sells her crops at wholesale in the central market of the city which is the closest to where she lives. In the last few years she has recouped her investment. Going forward, she wishes to enter into formal commerce.

This is her first loan through Kiva, and she is grateful for the support so that she can move forward with her plans. She will use the loan funds to purchase organic fertilizer for her crops. She promises to be punctual with her loan repayments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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