A loan of $925 helped to buy organic fertilizer.

Herminia's story

Herminia is a 48 years old. She is a humble woman. She lives with her husband Víctor and their 7 children whom she cares for with much love in her own home. The area where she lives is suitable for growing squash. That is why this season she wants to invest her efforts and money in planting several hectares of farmland. She inherited her good judgment for farming from her parents, who like her were good farmers. “I was born and I grew up in the country, I know a lot about planting and seasons" she says. When she started her family, she decided to work in the activity she had learned her whole life, farming. She has 20 years experience growing and selling. She says that she has regular customers who buy her crops before harvest. Her specialties are corn, potatoes, and squash, as well as raising animals like pigs, cows and chickens that help her obtain extra money and support her home. This is her second Kiva loan and she is happy with the financial support that she is getting to keep going ahead. She is also committed to making her payments on time. Herminia will invest S/. 2500 soles in buying organic fertilizer for her crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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