A loan of $1,050 helped to buy fertilizers for coffee and to pay for cleaning of the coffee plantation.

Josefina's story

Josefina is 53-years-old and is widowed. She has three children and lives with them and her grandchildren in a village which is part of San Francisco de Yojoa. She has always worked in trade and farming. She has her own plantation where she grows coffee, bananas, allspice and beans. Her children help her on the plantation and they sell the produce at the local market. The main crop is coffee. She is requesting her third loan of 20,000 lempiras to buy the necessary fertilizer to improve the coffee crops and to pay for cleaning of the plantation. With this investment, she hopes to increase the harvest and her sales. Her plan is to teach her children to be good farmers so that they can get ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geraldine Pugh

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