A loan of $375 helped to buy organic fertilizer for her sown fields.


Hermelinda's story

Hermelinda, age 26, is a single mother of three children with whom she lives in her adobe house. Hermelinda works in agriculture and owns some hectares that she got with the support of her parents. This is the primary means of support for her home. For almost 7 years she has been planting organic cacao. This product is the primary means of sustenance of many homes in the region. She has the intention to acquire additional fields to grow her farm and, in effect, to increase her income in order to benefit her children, as she hopes to support them as they become professionals. This is her first loan with Kiva and she feels grateful for the financial support that she is receiving to get ahead. She is committed to making her payments in a punctual manner. At this point in time, she wants to borrow 1,000 nuevos soles for the purchase of organic fertilizer and thus nourish her sown fields.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton


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