A loan of $1,475 helped to purchase agricultural supplies to help her coffee crops in this new season.

Maria Teresa's story

Doña Maria Teresa is a courageous woman with strong desires of self improvement. She is the mother of two children who are studying, one in secondary and the other in primary, both depending on her and their father in every aspect. Her parents being of few resources could not give her the opportunity to finish her education in primary school, only finishing her first two years.

Doña Maria Teresa counts on her own house for which she is saved the cost of paying rent. Her economic activity is the dispersal and cultivation of coffee, as for vocation and family tradition they have dedicated themselves to this sector for many years. Her customers are the different agents, neighbors, family members, friends that inhabit the community. Her only challenges are the lowering of coffee prices at the moment of their purchase, plagues and the distance to her crops, approximately 3.5 kilometers from her house, which is crossed walking and occasionally using a car or animal.

Doña Maria Teresa is requesting financial support in order to purchase: urea, 12-24-12 fertilizer, 18-46-0 fertilizer, nitrate, bayfolan and gramaxone as with this she will be able to tend to 4 manzanas of coffee and satisfy her need to adequately tend to her property. She dreams of improving her coffee crops in order to be able to have a better income than that of the last few years, and a long term future to allow her daughters to study so that they can defend themselves or face life in a different way and they do not remain like her, as she did not have the opportunity to study.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katherine Howard

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