A loan of $1,075 helped to buy organic fertilizer.

Isabel's story

Isabel is 28 years old, is married to Juan Carlos and lives in her adobe house with her two daughters. From being a very young girl she grew up in an agricultural setting where she learnt the skills of agriculture from her parents and hoped to use this in the future as her primary source of income. Right from the beginning she has had help from her partner and from labourers whom she hires to keep the land in top condition. She has two and a half hectares where she grows cocoa, coffee, barbasco, annatto and other crops. One of the jobs she finds difficult is clearing weeds because she has very fertile soil which promotes the rapid growth of weeds. She usually fertilises the soil with organic fertilizer because she says she wants to pass the land on to her daughters one day and this is why she avoids the use of synthetic fertilizers which damage the soil in the long term.

This is Isabel's second loan with Kiva and she is grateful for the financial support she is getting to make progress in life. She promises to pay her loan instalments punctually. On this occasion she wants to have 1,000 nuevos soles to buy organic fertilizer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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