A loan of $550 helped to buy organic fertilizer.

Modesta's story

Modesta is 26 years old. She is the single mother of a son who lives with her in her house made of wood.

When she turned 19, she had her small son. From then on he was her main reason for effort and work alongside her partner, but due to other people's problems she decided to become independent, turning into the main support of her household. Since she is a very hard-working and self-sacrificing woman, she started helping her parents in the field, growing some of the most profitable produce in her area such as organic cacao, among others.

After some years of work she put together sufficient money to buy her own parcel, supported by her parents, which rapidly began to generate income for her to sustain her small family.

She currently has a hectare and a half of land for the production of cacao, pineapple, and other fruit trees. This is her first loan with Kiva, and she feels thankful for the financial support that she receives to move forward. She also promises to make her loan repayments in a punctual manner. At this time she would like 1,500 nuevos soles to buy organic fertilizer for her coffee crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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