A loan of $625 helped to buy new potato seed and fertilizers.

Maria Esmeralda's story

María is 27 years old and lives with her partner with whom she has 4 children. She lives in the village of Intibucá. María has always worked in agriculture growing corn and beans and 2 years ago decided to grow a plot of potatoes which she sells in the local market. She has requested a loan of $625 to buy new potato seed and fertilizers with the goal of increasing the area that she cultivates and improving production. Her plan is to keep working in order to overcome challenges and that her children will study and to harvest vegetables in the future as well.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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