A loan of $1,350 helped to buy agricultural supplies for her coffee crops.


Daysi Yolanda's story

Daysi is a women who day by day struggles to get ahead. Along with her husband and two children, she farms corn, beans and coffee. She completed Grade 6 at school and has 10 years experience in agriculture. Her customers characterize her as creditable, humble, honest and reliable. They sell their produce at a competitive price in the local markets and to buyers who come to the area to find quality product. Daysi has asked Cooperative Comixmul for a loan to buy agricultural supplies which will help protect their crops from insects, blight etc. Her goals are to continue to increase her coffee crops, planting a greater variety of seeds so they can be competitive in the market and attract customers. Their longer term plan is to strengthen their estate for their children, so they can work and have a favorable means to make their living.

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