A loan of $500 helped to buy agricultural products for her coffee crops.


Martha's story

Martha is a 29 year old young woman. When she was very young she gained agricultural knowledge, specializing in coffee crops. Her parents were the ones who taught her. She gets up every day and does the daily household chores. She makes her husband’s lunch, and they then go to the field. That is where they work together doing the different work like maintaining their crops. She has two little children who do not go to school. Her mother takes care of them while she and her husband are in the field. Their coffee crops are four kilometers from their house. They go there by foot every day. Her dreams are to be able to continue expanding their coffee crops. She wants to do this so that in the future her children will be able to inherit a decent and prosperous land. The land will allow them to have a place to live, to work, and to generate income for their households. That is why she is now requesting a loan from the COMIXMUL cooperative. She will use the loan to buy nine units of ‘nutricafe’ [fertilizer], four units of organic fertilizer 18-46-0, and two bottles of leaf fertilizer. She will use these to care for and maintain her coffee crops in order to get a good harvest at the end of the season.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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