A loan of $600 helped to buy certified potato seed and to prepare the soil for planting.


Apolonia's story

Apolonia is very happy because with her first loan request she was able to buy supplies for her corn crop. She obtained a crop yield of 50 quintals which she sold at a very good price and was able to repay the loan. Profits were very good and she reinvested part in her crops and the other was used to buy certified potato seed from a nursery which she was able to get to plant. She was also able to do some home repairs building a brick wall at home that was indispensable in order to divide a room. Her business changed because production improved thanks to the first loan. So did her quality of life because income earned were as expected, they even surpassed her expectations in fact. Therefore, this time she’s decided to request a second loan to plant the seeds she now has in larger amounts and to be able to prepare the soil once again for the new product because it’s necessary for crop maintenance and protection if results are to be good.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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