A loan of $700 helped to sow a hectare of corn, as well as to finish harvesting the crop that she has at the moment as the area in which she lives operates with irrigation systems.


Carlota Del Carmen's story

Carlota, 54, did not have the opportunity of going to school, she is in a couple and her life partner works with her in farming. Out of their 4 children, only two live with them as the other two are in the United States of America. Carlota currently makes her living sowing corn and beans and has done so for many years now. She gets up at 05:00 in order to prepare breakfast for her family, and then she heads to the field where she grows the corn. She travels 1 kilometer on feet, and doesn't have a set time by which to finish as she has to finish what was planned for the day and returns home with her life partner. She will use the money from the loan to sow a hectare of corn as well as to finish reaping the crop that she has at the moment as the area in which she lives operates with irrigation systems. Carlota dreams of continuing to work with her husband so that they are not wanting for anything.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine



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