A loan of $1,000 helped to sow 14,000 square meters of pumpkin seeds and 7,000 square meters of corn.

Rubenia Del Rosario's story

Rubenia, 40, is married and lives with her two children. One of them is studying first grade and the other third. Her husband works in agriculture, a job he has been doing for 15 years.

Rubenia grows vegetables. She has been doing this for eight years. She learned from her husband because of the lack of formal employment at the time and the need to survive financially. Every day they walk to their place of work and work all day.

She is asking for a loan from Credicampo to sow 14,000 square meters of pumpkin seeds and 7,000 of maize, which she sells as sweetcorn. They do this work all year round as they live on the banks of a river.

She dreams of having her own irrigation system, to be able to have a wider range of agricultural products which will improve her income. This will allow her to support her children in their studies so they can become professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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