A loan of $1,000 helped purchase modified seeds for her business.

Lurdes's story

Lurdes is single and does not have children. She lives in Palomar, in her parents' home. She takes up only one bedroom that has brick walls and a dirt floor. Currently, she works over 10 hours a day growing vegetables. With her earnings, she must pay for her food and basic needs.

She will use the loan to purchase modified seeds that will help her vegetable production as they do not need much water and they grow more quickly. Lurdes's dream is to increase her planting area and eventually become independent and improve her quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry

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