A loan of $1,000 helped to grow beans.

María Gerardina's story

María Gerardina is 46 years old and married. She lives with her husband and her children, who are her biggest priority. María plans to use this loan to buy fertilisers and seeds for growing beans. She will buy seeds that can adapt to the climate and to the local earth. María will also buy other products for her crops, so that they grow well. Finally, María will use the loan to pay for labourers to apply all these products and to help with planting. With all this María knows she will have done a good job and will therefore have a good harvest. María wants to take advantage of the local climate and earth, which will be good for these crops. She wants to put her many years of experience growing beans into practice. María will buy the best products of the highest quality for her crops to develop healthy and well and to give a good harvest. In the short term María would like to have a big yield of crops. With the income that María hopes to earn from her harvest, she well pay to look after her family's well-being and their education, and will achieve some family goals. She will also continue to invest in her crops. This is María's first loan from "FUDECOSUR". She has had no previous loans with state banks and "FUDECOSUR" is providing this loan under better conditions and with a lower interest rate.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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