A loan of $800 helped to buy farming supplies for her carrot crop.

Rosalina's story

Doña Rosalina is 44 years old and was not able to finish her primary school education. She only finished through the second grade because her parents lacked the money for her to continue. Rosalina is single and the mother of three children. Her oldest child, a son, is in the sixth grade and is her only means of support. The next child is a daughter who is in fifth grade and the youngest child is a son who is in second grade. Rosalina is the only one responsible for providing her children with food, clothing, medicines, and other things to protect them and keep them healthy.

Rosalina grows carrots in order to generate income for her family. She has been doing this type of work for more than six years. Like most of the other residents who live in the area and make pottery, she sells to her customers at the local market, which is located 20 kilometers from her house. Therefore, she must travel by bus.

Her goals, plans, and dreams include continuing to expand her parcels of land so that she can continue growing carrots. In addition, she would like to diversify her crops by planting other types of vegetables. Rosalina wants to help her children with their studies so that they can finish their education and become prepared academically. She does not want them to go through the same situation that she experienced in her youth.

Doña Rosalina is requesting assistance with buying farming supplies that will help her crops grow and will protect them from animals, pests, and weather factors. She hopes to obtain a good income at the end of the season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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