A loan of $650 helped to buy coffee plants.

Marta's story

Marta is a 38 year old married woman who lives with her five children, three girls and two boys in Xeabaj neighborhood, Tzununa village, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Sololá. She grows coffee a few meters from her house. She choose this activity as it provides most of the income which has helped her family get ahead in the economic sense. She says that the climate in Santa Cruz La Laguna is very hot and for this reason production is high.

Marta is requesting a loan of 5000 GTQ to buy coffee plants to cultivate, thus increasing her income and profits. Her dream is to generate more revenue to be able to get her children ahead with their studies and improve the family's living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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