A loan of $525 helped to buy agricultural inputs to help with maintaining her coffee crop.

Maria's story

María, 48, only finished 6th grade since when she was in school there weren't many opportunities for continuing her studies. However, her parents taught her to work the land from a young age. She now has two children of her own who are in school in their community. She makes her income from coffee, a trade that has been in her family, as well as her husband's, for generations. They have carried on the trade for more than 8 years, planting and cultivating coffee as well as some vegetables just for their household. Maria thanks God because her land is productive and is located in the same community where she lives, about a 10km bus ride.

Maria's dream is for her children to graduate so that they can have a better future, and her goal is for her business to grow and diversify so that she isn't dependent only on coffee. She will achieve this by improving her current crop and earning profits which little by little she will use to reach her goals.

Because of this, she has asked for a loan from the cooperative COMIXMUL with the goal of buying agricultural inputs to maintain her coffee crops for this new season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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