A loan of $1,000 helped to buy agricultural supplies for her coffee crop.

Maria Reyna's story

María Reyna, 38, is an enterprising woman who very much wants to get ahead. She and her husband work in agriculture. They have four children. The two older ones help their parents with the various field chores working hard so that their two siblings can complete their schooling.

María Reyna learned this occupation when still very young since her parents taught her how to work the land since they’ve been farmers for generations. Her crops are located in a nearby community located about 35 minutes away. María Reyna did not complete elementary school; she only got up to fourth grade but she works hard to school her two younger children so that they can be better and with better opportunities. In this way, she hopes that for when she and her husband are old-aged they’ll get support from all their children.

Her future dreams and plans as a mother are to see her children living under better conditions with better employment opportunities and with land to live on and to work. For her business, they are to plant larger amounts and varieties of products to strengthen the soil and her home’s economy.

This is why today she’s asking for a loan to inject capital into her crops protecting them with the various supplies like manure, fertilizer, fungicide, etc., she’ll buy that will lead to a good harvest season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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