A loan of $450 helped to buy seed, fertilizer, and herbicide to sow a hectare of corn.


Lorena Elizabeth's story

37 year old Lorena only studied through third grade as her family had scant resources. She has a partner and 5 children and only one is in school and nobody else lives with them. Lorena runs a mill and has done so for 5 years. Before that she stayed home and it was one of her sisters who persuaded her to open the mill. She starts her day at 5:00am to attend to her clients when they arrive at the mill and to prepare breakfast for her family. She finishes her day at 5:00pm as this is when the mill closes. She will use the loan that she is requesting to sow a hectare of corn, for which she will buy seed, fertilizer, and herbicide. Her dreams are to buy more land so that each of her children will have a place to build a house and she would also like to have 5 milk cows.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd



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