A loan of $1,225 helped to buy agricultural supplies to assist her coffee crops.

Delma Eliza's story

Delma is a 41 year old fighter who completed one year of Primary school. She didn't finish Grade 2. She is the single mother of one young child who is not yet of school age. She has grown coffee for the past 10 years. It is something that her parents taught her to do at a very early age since it is a profitable activity. Keep in mind that coffee is very well paid on the market and it has allowed her enough revenues to support her child even when prices are low.

Her clients are her neighbors, friends or middlemen who come to the area searching for good product as the climate is suitable and the soil is fertile. By harvest time the berries are very good thanks to the attention given them, part of this being the application of agricultural supplies. Her major challenge is the instability of prices in the market. Competition is not a problem.

Delma is requesting a loan today to be able to buy the supplies necessary to be able to continue protecting her coffee crops as she has done up to now. In this way she gets good beans at harvest time.

Her goals are to be able to apply the supplies to her coffee crops to protect them against insects, infestations and frost so the berries don't get destroyed and the hours and days of her labor wasted. Also with the revenues generated she can buy another type of plant to grow a different variety of coffee to offer her buyers. Her priority is to see her son become a professional having a good education and the possibility of a better future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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