A loan of $1,250 helped to buy supplies for her coffee plants.

Velba's story

Velba is a single mother, 40 years old, and is a housewife and farmer. She is a very hardworking woman, a real fighter and mother of four, three of whom are in homes except for the one younger than 13. In the company of her her spouse, they make their living growing corn, beans and coffee and also vegetables. She learned this activity thanks to her siblings and her parents, making them farmers by family tradition. The land that she works was left to her by her parents - it is cultivated with coffee, vegetables and fruit trees.

She rises daily in the morning to carry out the different activities like cleaning, fertilizing, maintenance, irrigation, etc. She dreams about growing her coffee production and obtaining more economic income to be able to help and support her son in his studies and in everything that he needs so that he can graduate from the university. In turn, he will be able to improve his lifestyle and level of education.

It is for this that she fights daily to be able to achieve her dreams and her goals and leave her family a strengthened inheritance and a land where they, with time, will be able to work. For this she has asked for a loan in the COMIXMUL cooperative, with which she will buy 6 bags of nutrí café [fertilizer], 5 bags of "18-46-0" fertilizer, 6 bags of urea, 5 bags of foliage, 5 liters of 10 SL high, 5 bags of "12-24-12" fertilizer and 5 bags of coffee formula. These will help her plants and give a better and bigger protection so that at the end the harvest is a success.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Martin

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