A loan of $1,025 helped to buy improved seeds.

Mena's story

Mena is married and has 2 children who are in school. They live in their own 2-bedroom home with brick walls and earthen floor, in the Palomar neigbourhood in the city of La Paz. Mena currently works in agriculture all day as it is her only source of income to pay for food, education and basic services for her family. Her husband went into the middle of the country and comes back every 2 - 3 months.

Mena wants to invest the loan in buying improved seed, since it will help her to save time, and production will be faster with less irrigation. This will save water and so contribute to the maintenance of the natural environment.

Mena's dream is to increase her income and also spend more time raising livestock and buying more land so that the business is more profitable, as it is her only source of income.

This is the first loan Mena has taken with IMPRO and also with Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Brown

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