A loan of $925 helped buy organic manure.

Clotilde's story

30-year old Clotilde is married to Teodoro and has three children. They live in their own adobe house. Clotilde and her husband are farmers and have 2 hectares of land. She started this work more than ten years ago after having her first child. That event motivated her to begin farming.

She says that her first harvest was disappointing as she didn't have enough money to pay laborers. Various tasks got delayed resulting in minimal profits. Nowadays Clotilde has fields of organic cocoa which she keeps in good condition with the help of organic manure. Her main goal is to by another hectare of land and start growing barbasco [a product used to stun fish] as it grows well in the area.

This is Clotilde's fourth loan with Kiva and she is grateful for the financial assistance which helps her make progress. She promises to pay back the money punctually. She plans to use this loan of 2,500 soles to buy organic manure.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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