A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy supplies to grow sugar peas.


Panimatzalam Ii Group's story

Elva Maria is 26 years old (she is the one in the photo that is at the end in the back, wearing the light blue top and white sweater, from left to right). She has two children; the first is five years old, the second is three years old and they do not attend school yet.

Elva Maria makes a living growing sweet peas, and because she has a safe buyer, she loses almost nothing from her crop and he gives her a better price than at the market. She has been farming for eight years, and she is a hard-worker because she makes the most out of a small plot of land to do this work, which is on her property. In addition to growing sweet peas, she grows corn, beans, flowers and she sells traditional clothing.

Elva Maria needs a loan to buy supplies (seeds, organic fertilizer, chemical fertilizer, fertilizers absorbed through the plant leaves and insecticide among other items) to grow the sweet peas. With the earnings, Elva Maria is thinking of building a house for a better life and to support her children so they go to school.

In this group: Elva Maria, Maria , Sandra Isabel, Marta Lidia, Floricelda Guadalupe, Lucia Cristina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melissa Ronald



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