A loan of $1,025 helped to buy modified seeds to improve the quality of her harvest.

Valentina's story

Valentina is a widow with two grown children. She lives alone in her own house, occupying two rooms with brick walls and a dirt floor. Her house is located in the Palomar neighborhood in the City of La Paz.

Valentina dedicates herself full-time to her agricultural activities, as this is the only source of income she has with which she can cover her living expenses. Neither of her children support her financially, even though she could use the help.

The loan that she is asking for will be invested in purchasing modified seeds, which do not require as much water and require shorter growing time. With these seeds she will be able to grow her products more efficiently while also protecting the environment.

Valentina's dream is to one day also raise livestock, so that she can improve her income and her quality of life.

This is the first loan that she is asking for from IMPRO, and also her first time working with KIVA.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey

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