A loan of $350 helped to buy three sacks of soil amendments and a liter of poison, and to rent a plot of land.


Isirma Yaneth's story

Isirma, 21, is a young woman who's in her second year of college study via distance learning. She's still single and living with her parents and two siblings, and only her mother and father depend on her.

Isirma is currently working in a restaurant where she sells pupusas [stuffed tortillas]. She has done this work for two years. She decided to work in this place to support herself in her studies. Her parents, because of their level of poverty, could not send her to school. However, she has decided to work hard so she can keep on studying this year and, God willing, she'll be able to graduate.

Her job is about 15 minutes from her house on the bus. She works from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. from Monday through Friday, because she studies on Saturday.

The loan she's requesting from CrediCampo is to buy three sacks of soil amendments and a liter of poison. They'll rent the plot of land where she'll grow the corn. They already have it but with the loan she'll finish paying. This will help her a lot because the salary she earns making pupusas doesn't give her enough money all at once. That way she'll buy everything for the farming.

Her dreams are to be able to keep on studying, get an education, get a good job, and help her parents.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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