A loan of $375 helped to purchase organic fertilizer.

Martina's story

Martina is 40 years old. She is a simple woman. She lives together with her husband Mario, with whom she has four children, three of which live in the home she inherited from her parents.She lives in a difficult area, and since she is a hardworking woman, she decided to locate her home on her farm land so she didn't lose time on the long trip. Her main crops are peas, potatoes, broad beans, and corn, which she cares for, and have good quality since she says her farm land borders a spring, so she has water available. She says, "thanks to that, I can sell my crops at a good price and I hope I can continue improve the quality of the crops."

Now she is anxiously awaiting planting her corn crop, since she has prepared the land and hopes to nourish her potato plants since she will soon harvest them. This is her first loan with Kiva, and she hopes to continue with financial support. She promises to make her repayments on time. Martina will invest the 1000 soles to purchase organic fertilizer to nourish her crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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