A loan of $550 helped to buy organic fertilizer.

Alicia's story

Alicia, age 60, is a hard-working woman. She lives with her husband; all of her children are independent. They live alone in the house that they built 40 years ago. The land that they have is in the highlands of the valley. She goes there every day at the first hours to cultivate, fertilize, and clear the fields. She depends a great deal on the success of the harvest.

She has 38 years of experience in farming. Thanks to her constant work, she was able to support her children and get them ahead. “This is what I am proud of,” she affirms. She is now planting on a small scale. She wishes to continue working in the field, which is her greatest passion.

This is her second loan with Kiva. She appreciates the financial support that was given because it helps her to improve her business. It is for this reason that she pledges to be punctual with her payments. Alicia will use the 1,500 soles to buy organic fertilizer to spread among her plants.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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