A loan of $1,425 helped to buy supplies like to be able to maintain and clean her coffee farm.

Olinda Suyapa's story

Olinda is a 27 year old young woman. She’s a housewife and a farmer; she’s married and has two children who live at home. She has a college education, graduating with a degree in merchandising and accounting though she’s not currently working in that profession. A while ago her partner emigrated to the United States to seek a better quality of life, be able to support his wife's coffee production, and other reasons.

She has a coffee farm which she’s had for three years. It was her parents and her partner in Honduras who taught her how to work the land. Only she and her in-laws are involved in the agricultural work activities like cleaning, composting, fertilizing and harvesting.

Currently Olinda is asking for help in buying fertilizer, manure, and chemicals used in growing coffee. If she doesn’t do regular maintenance, there might be rust damage.

She dreams of educating her children so that they can have a better quality of life and better work opportunities. She wants to be able to open doors in society that are now closed and to and create job opportunities for all the people who need them through the land she works since this is the only thing she has to leave her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan

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