A loan of $775 helped to buy agricultural supplies to care for her coffee crops.

Jessica Marlem's story

Thanks to her first loan, Jessica bought supplies and needed fertilizers with which she was able to take care of an entire ‘manzana’ [a land measurement unit equivalent to 7000 square meters] of coffee. She was able to protect the crop from pests and diseases, among other things that would damage the plant and the grain if not treated in time.

She is grateful for the support provided by the Kiva lenders and the COMIXMUL cooperative. Thanks to the financial help, her crops were not lost. Thanks to her first loan, she managed to buy seven ‘quintales’ [a quintal is 100 pounds] of fertilizer, 15 sack of nitrate fertilizer, and pay for the labor to be able to take care of her crop a little faster.

Jessica is currently requesting a second loan. She will use the loan to once again buy agricultural supplies. They will help to provide protection to her crops again. After the cutting, they were left a little battered. She is once again hoping to be supported with a loan in order to be able to be less troubled because the supplies are needed in the coming season.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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