A loan of $2,900 helped a member to purchase agricultural supplies.


Las Pampas 3 Group's story

Cruz Irene is a 55-year-old farmer from the area of Ahuachapan. She is the leader of the group called "Las pampas 3." Its members work as corn-, sorghum-, and bean-growers.

Cruz Irene has been married for 35 years. She went to school until second grade because her parents followed very traditional customs, and according to them, a woman should dedicate herself to housework instead of studying. In addition, they lived in conditions of poverty.


Cruz Irene has three children between the ages of 30 and 39. They all live outside the home. Cruz Irene has 40 years of experience as a farmer. This profession allows her and her husband to provide for their family.

Cruz Irene needs the loan to purchase agricultural supplies that she needs to grow basic grains to generate sufficient income to support her family.

In this group: Cruz Irene, Jeny Mireisy, Dodelmi Elizabeth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Frank



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