A loan of $1,275 helped to buy farming supplies in order to tend and maintain her coffee crops.

Angelica Merari's story

Angélica is a very hardworking and fighting 31-year-old woman. She is married and has two children; her eldest son is in elementary school and her youngest is in kindergarten. Everyone in her family has worked in agriculture for many years, planting and cultivating coffee, corn, and beans. Considering the levels of unemployment in her community, this is the best source of income that permits her to get what she needs. She knows that she can take advantage of her agricultural knowledge, being sure to tend the crops in the correct way and thereby earning good profits. Angélica and her husband own the land that they farm, thanks to an inheritance. The land is located only five minutes from their home, and so they can walk to and from work.

Angélica is currently struggling with the increase in prices for the different supplies needed for her coffee crops. The unstable prices in the market with the ups and downs of buying and selling have also been difficult. For these reasons, she needs financing in order to buy fertilizers, a 12-24-12 formula manure, urea, liquid fertilizers, and other items. These supplies will allow Angélica and her husband to meet the goals they have set for themselves for this farming season.

Angélica dreams of increasing her lands and growing more crops so that she can move her children ahead. She hopes her children prepare academically in order to become profitable and knowledgeable men.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace

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