A loan of $300 helped to purchase organic fertilizer to expand her yuca production.

Maria's story

Maria is 30 years old, married and lives in her own house with her husband and 5 children. Maria works in yuca cultivation, for which she has her own 10 hectares of land she is currently growing on. Once they are ready, she will sell it to the vendors in the closest markets.

She got started by planting 1 hectare using her own capital. Later she expanded, seeing the demand for it. She learned this trade from her father. She says she got started in this trade because she wanted to be a business owner with her own income. Having achieved good results, she now has plans to continue with her business, expanding her yuca planting areas. This will allow her to generate a higher income for herself and serve other markets.

This will be her first loan with Kiva. She is glad to know that she will have the financial support to go ahead with her plans and promises to be responsible with her payments. She will invest the sum of 800 nuevos soles in organic fertilizer to expand her production capacity and be able to meet the demand of her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melissa Paulson

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