A loan of $375 helped to buy organic manure.

Ysabel's story

Ysabel, 48, is married to Evaristo and has two children living with her in her house made of substantial materials. Ysabel works with her husband and children in agriculture on a two-hectare parcel planted with cacao beans, coffee, evergreen bush and sorghum. She heads out to her parcels every day to do the daily tasks hoping to get a quality crop yield at the end of the season. To do so, she also gets help from laborers that make some tasks like harvesting easier. Aiming at improving the quality of her products to increase their commercial value, she fertilizes her land with organic manure.

One of her main objectives is to build her house out of substantial materials using savings she expects to get thanks to her work. This is her first Kiva loan and she’s grateful for the opportunity she’s getting to continue moving ahead. On this occasion she hopes to have 1,000 new soles she can rely on to invest in her land with the purchase of organic manure.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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