A loan of $800 helped to buy farming supplies and to pay labourers to look after her corn and bean crops.


Irma Elizabeth's story

Thrity-three-year-old Irma is a very dynamic and enthusiastic woman. Alongside her partner, she makes a living growing coffee, beans, and corn. Irma and her partner have two children, both of whom attend the local school. For a long time, Irma has known how to grow healthy grains as her parents are farmers and taught her this trade at a very early age. Irma and her partner own the land that they work, thanks to both of their hard work and their good management. The couple shares the same dreams and desires to get ahead and grow.

Irma's plans for the future include expanding their crops, growing more products on their plots of land. They want to improve the quality of their goods for their customers; this will result in a higher income for the family and household. Irma wants to improve her children's quality of life and give them the opportunity to finish their education. They can then attend university and work in professions where there are plenty of jobs, or can start their own businesses. To do all of this, Irma is today applying for a loan in order to buy farming supplies and to pay labourers to clean her corn and bean crops. This way, Irma can keep her crops weed and disease free. She hopes to receive support in order to carry out this work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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