A loan of $525 helped purchase agricultural supplies to care for her coffee crops in the new season.

Maria Santos's story

Maria is a 35 year old woman who is a fighter and a hard worker who is dedicated to growing coffee, corn, beans and vegetables, but in an effort to diversify her household income, she also works in raising cattle, which she learned to do from a very early age thanks to her father's teachings. She has two children who attend the local school and help with the various work after school. Her husband is also a farmer and businessman. He is her only direct support since they both work in the field to complete the various tasks such as cleaning, applying manure, and applying foliage treatment among other tasks that are necessary to care for their crops.

She gives thanks to the creator of Heaven and Earth for the support of her husband and for the unity and collaboration of her family, as well as for living in a peaceful and harmonious zone who's residents work well together and respect each other.

Maria, like the majority of people who work in the field and are able to receive financial support from Kiva, is seeking support from the lenders on this platform to purchase agricultural supplies that will allow her to care for her coffee crops in this new season. Her wish is to see her coffee plantation with more foliage and more pods in their branches to generate greater earnings at the time of harvest in order to provide her children with the necessary support in their education and any other goals that they may have. Through this, she will contribute to the improvement and strengthening of their land and legacy.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry

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