A loan of $1,500 helped to pay for an operation that her mother needs.

María Candelaria's story

María is a forty-year-old married woman with four children. From a very young age she helped her mother in the household chores. Her father was a farmer, and she also helped in selling some produce so that she would be able to contribute some income to her family. Also, when there was little money to operate the farm, she and her brothers had to help him with the farming work.

She got married at the age of eighteen and has two children from that relationship, though the relationship did not last long. With a great deal of effort she worked as a vendor to support her children. Later she re-married and formed a new family, giving birth to two more children. She now works in agriculture along with her husband and their children.

She travels eight kilometers from their home to buy their farming supplies. She then has to hire transport to bring the supplies to her house. From there they bring the supplies by cart to their cornfields.

She is seeking a loan through Fundación Campo in order to pay for an operation that her mother needs so that she can continue to have the use of her legs. What María wants most is for her mother to be able to walk without any impediments.

In the future she would like to have her own land so that she can build a house for her family to live in.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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