A loan of $1,425 helped to buy agricultural supplies for her coffee crop.

Barbara's story

Bárbara, 30, is a hardworking, enterprising woman who is grateful to God and who very much wants to get ahead and improve. She’s married and mother of three children who are minors and attending different grades in school. She did not complete her schooling having attended just up to fifth grade. She was unable to go further because her parents were of low economic resources and were unable to help her do so.

Since her childhood she’s worked growing coffee, an activity practiced by her family to date. It’s her only source of income. Her parents taught her how to work the land many years ago and she continues doing so to date. The land she works was an inheritance she got from her father so that she could work and generate income for her home. Her house is located on the same land she works so caring for her crops and keeping them in healthy condition and protecting them is no problem.

She’s currently asking for support to buy fertilizer, manure and fungicide, among others to provide coffee crop maintenance and to do some weeding which will improve her crops and the land. She hopes the harvest at the end of the season will be productive, to earn income and to be able to continue investing in it.

Her dream is to be able to grow more coffee and extend her crops in future, to provide her children with the opportunity of attending university learning a career that will help them improve and grow as persons in an environment in which they can adapt easily.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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