A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase farming supplies, among other things, to protect for vegetable crops.

Bilma Del Carmen's story

Bilma is a 27 year old young woman who has worked in agriculture, the sowing of coffee and vegetables (cabbage) for many years. Her family also has worked in agriculture for many generations to generate income. She is the mother of three school aged children, the oldest is in 5th grade, and the other two are in pre school. Her husband who works in the fields is her only support. He also comes from a hard working and humble family that has also worked growing coffee. In this type of job challenges are the order of the day, you can't depend on the necessary supplies, the care and protection of them, the rise and fall of the prices in the market for the supplies, or the climate among others. Bilma on this occasion is requesting financial support for the purchase of farming supplies to attend to her vegetable crops giving them the appropriate maintenance: buying compost, insecticides, preparing the land, buying and sowing seeds. It will help her improve the economy in her home at the moment of sale and help her crops not to be affected by the Paratrioza (plague). Her goals are earning profits through the sale of the product even if it's not much but what is necessary to satisfy her commitment, to be able to continue being supported by the funds, get ahead in life with her family who depends on the income from the sale of vegetables and coffee, and to have improved well-being.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Malia Hinson

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