A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase agricultural land.


Maximiliana's story

Maximiliana is a 35 year old woman. She lives with her husband and their two children in their house. Their house is constructed from adobe.

She has worked for 15 years, producing organic cocoa and other profitable products. She is lucky to have land that is very productive because of the products' quality. Their land is 3 hectares, and they work there daily.

After replacing various outdated cocoa trees, they came to fertilize their land with compost. According to comments, it was the only way to be responsible with agriculture and the environment. Some of the needs that usually contract site workers to carry out, are removing weeds, applying manure, and cutting defective stems.

This is her second loan with Kiva. She feels very grateful for the financial help she received to move forward. She agrees to pay her dues on time. This time, she requests 3,000 new soles to purchase land for cultivation, and to expand their cocoa plantations to earn more income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katherine Deutch


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