A loan of $1,500 helped to buy agricultural inputs and pay for labor for her coffee crops.


Sandra Elizabeth's story

Sandra is 34 years old, is in a common-law relationship and has two children. She is a farmer and housewife with her Grade 1 completed. She couldn't continue her studies as her parent's financial situation did not allow it. Of her 2 children, the youngest is in school and the other does the various work, in the fields or in the house. Along with her husband and eldest son she works in agriculture, specifically coffee, which they grow about 5 km from their house. which is a problem. So are the various infestations that can attack their crops if not treated with care and attention. With the distance it is difficult for them to take care of the plants in person. The product from their harvest is sold to various middlemen in the community who specialize in buying and selling. Sandra has requested a loan to buy 11 bags of fertilizer. 9 liters of foliar sprays, 7 liters of boron and pay for the labor they need to care for the crops. She dreams of being able to provide her children the chance to study which she did not have when she was young due to her family's financial situation. She also dreams of expanding her coffee plantings to generate more income and strengthen the inheritance that is necessary for her children's future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonard delaney



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