A loan of $1,125 helped to buy fertilizer, seed, and supplies to plant cacao.

María Soraida's story

María is asking Fundación Alternativa for a second loan. Due to circumstances out of her control, it was not possible for her to attend the training sessions they offer. However, the personal consultation they gave her has helped her a great deal in managing her business, which is growing every day. After strengthening her banana crops, María has acquired sufficient experience to expand planting on her land and to start out with a new and in-demand crop, cacao. That is why this time she will invest in seed, fertilizer, and supplies to grow this plant, which like all others needs care to produce quality fruit. This loan will improve her income and she will be able to re-plan her expenses, as she has a fourth baby on the way and it is absolutely necessary that he have the same opportunities as his siblings have had to study and to grow up in good conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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