A loan of $500 helped to purchase the agriculture package, manure, insecticides, and to prepare the land.

María Olivia's story

María, 51 years old, doesn't know how to read or write, because her mother decided not to send her to school so that she could help at home with the household chores. She is partnered, and her partner works in agriculture, growing basic grains. They have 3 children, who are adults and married. In her house only two people reside, her husband and she.

Maria takes care of the household tasks. Ever since she was young, she always worked in this job since her mother taught her how to do it and then she decided not to learn another job. Since she married, she had to take care of her husband and children. She doesn't have a set schedule to do these jobs, since there are many chores during the day and there isn't a defined schedule.

The loan will be used for agriculture, for purchasing the agricultural package, manure, and insecticides, and to prepare the land. She says that thanks to being granted the loan, she will be able to have better harvests and be able to have increased income to improve the quality of life for herself and her husband.

Maria, in the future, wants to have a better plot of land for her crops and to be able to have better and larger harvests, also she says that she wants to be able to have a farm with chickens to fatten that will generate more income for her husband and for her. All this, she says, she will accomplish by saving a lot and investing it so that the dreams of her and her husband will become reality.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris

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