A loan of $1,500 helped to buy manure, insecticides, and to plant enough so that in december she can harvest enough so that they have enough tortillas and beans.


Elba Claudia's story

Elba, 37 years old, went to school up to the eight grade. She has a partner who works in agriculture. They have two children who live with them and also work in agriculture. Her elder son is who motivates them to produce. Four people live in her home, but only two depend from Elba.

She makes a living from agriculture and is also a housewife. Her elder son, now 15, is the one who works hardest on the fields. She has been making a living from agriculture for 5 years now. It is something she learnt from her parents. When she was young her parents took her to the fields and told her that when she grew up she must learn to do everything so that she will be able to grow her food. In this manner she learned, and together with her husband and elder son, she has decided to plant corn and beans for the last 5 years. She works from 6:00 a.m. till 12:00 midday.

She is requesting a loan to buy manure, insecticides, and to plant enough so that in december she can harvest enough so that they have enough tortillas and beans

Her dreams are to continue growing her agriculture business, to improve her income, and to making her business more well known. The loan will help her with her home, since they will be able to buy the supplies and plant, so that in december they can harvest the crops that will sustain them throughout the year.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ken Arroyo Ohori



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