A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase organic fertilizer and seedling plants.

Yolinda's story

Yolinda is 34 years old. She is divorced and has 4 children who live with her in a home made of wood. Yolinda works in agriculture on her 2 hectare plot that she purchased with her partner over 15 years ago. It has become her main source of income and her primary job. She works for herself and every day can be found caring for her cacao and coffee plants so that at the end of the season she will have a quality crop that she can sell to the local wholesalers and recoup he money that she has invested during the growing season. She is fortunate to have very fertile land that allows her to obtain good results, however she still needs to fertilize her land with organic fertilizer.

She generally hires local workers to help her with harvesting and weeding the crops. What she likes most about her work is picking the cocoa pods, after which she just has to extract the beans and dry them for final sale. This is her first loan with Kiva. She is thankful for the financial support she will receive in order to keep going. She promises to make her payments on time. She is requesting 3,0000 new soles for the purchase of organic fertilizer and seedling plants.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino

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