A loan of $1,425 helped to sow a second crop and further improve her coffee, corn and bean crops.

Marilu's story

In Marilu's first loan using funds financed by different lenders through Kiva, she was able to achieve her aim of buying supplies such as manure, fertilizers, foliar feeds and urea which sustained her corn and bean crops. She was able to look after 2 hectares of cultivated land, getting a harvest of 24 loads. She improved her crops a lot and when she saw the harvest she had produced she though of her family's wellbeing. However, when she came to sell, like everything in life there are good times and bad times, the price for buying and selling these crops had gone down. She was unable to sell all of her grain due to the country's surplus harvest, and so she was unable to pay off her debt.

Marilu is asking for a new loan with the aim of sowing a second harvest and hoping that the price improves so she can sell it and make a good profit, which she will reinvest in planting new coffee plants.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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