A loan of $375 helped to purchase organic fertilizer.


Flor's story

Flor is 26 years old. She is the single mother of three children who live together with her in her wooden home. She works to provide them with a good quality of life. Flor may be characterized as a dedicated woman who carries the double duty of caring for her family. Though she is young she has been able to do so up to now thanks to her hard work and effort put into overcoming obstacles of daily life. Holding her first child in her arms at seventeen, she received all the help that her parents could provide because ever since she was a young girl she helped them and her siblings out as well. In order to sustain herself economically in this way, she continued devotedly assisting her parents. As compensation for her dedication, her parents gave her a hectare of land in hopes of making her economically independent and strong in the long run. As she now has a considerable amount of land to work and maintain, she is sowing organic cacao, which she considers to be a highly profitable product that allows her to immediately recuperate the necessary funds to continue production. She notes that she is very grateful to work her field as the land in her area is very fertile, which allows for a higher quality commercial product. She frequently uses organic fertilizer to improve her harvests. This is her first loan with Kiva and she is grateful for the financial assistance that she receives to keep her pushing ahead. Furthermore, she promises to make punctual payments. In this cycle she is looking for 1,000 nuevos soles in order to purchase organic fertilizer to nourish her crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON


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