A loan of $350 helped to buy agricultural supplies to nurture a new bean planting.

Maria Pedrina's story

María Pedrina is a young entrepreneurial woman, 33 years of age. She is married and the mother of two children. They are 5 and 6 years old and attend kindergarten. She completed her primary schooling but could not continue to study as she is from a very modest and low income family.

María Pedrina is a businesswoman who sells sweets. Also she is a farmer who grows vegetables like potatoes and basic grains (corn and beans). Activities that she learned from her parents. The land that she works together with her husband is hers, an inheritance from her parents. It is located close to their house. When the grain is collected at harvest time it is sold to the warehouses in the municipality. Their clients are also friends, acquaintances and middlemen who come to the area.

María Pedrina needs a loan to buy agricultural supplies to maintain a new plantation of beans. They are in the middle of working on new ideas and planting new varieties of products for the well-being and fulfilling the necessities of the family.

María Pedrina dreams of a future planting and growing a greater quality of product and in this way generating more revenues to get the family ahead. This would allow them to offer a better education to her daughters as she couldn't finish her education due to the situation at that time. She also dreams of fortifying their inheritance.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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