A loan of $400 helped to buy fertilizer, manure and other supplies for her potato crops.

Ana Aracely's story

29-year-old Ana Aracely is a fighter. She studied elementary education, however she could not complete her schooling as she is a single mother of two children.

Early each morning, she accompanies her brother to the countryside where they cultivate vegetables (potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower). They are the only ones who farm there. They market their produce through intermediaries who come to the area. Their neighbors and friends are familiar with their produce. However, like all businesses, planting and cultivation is not without its risks which are crop pests and fluctuations in market prices. The land that Ana Aracely farms with her brother is around a 20 minute walk from her home.

Ana Aracely is requesting the assistance of a loan to buy fertilizer, manure and other supplies that will protect their crops from insects, pests, etc. This will help ensure a good crop harvest and help them to increase their profits.

Her future goal is to buy another plot of land so that she can grow more vegetables and offer a wider variety to her customers. However, her priority is to see her children have a better education, so that they can become professionals and have a better future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig

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