A loan of $300 helped to buy agricultural inputs for her coffee crops.

Erika Melissa's story

Emelina is a 23 year old who studied in secondary school completing her third year of the common basic course. She got married to Donaldo who has been growing coffee for a number of years. They have two children. Their daughter is 5 years old and in kindergarten and their two year old son who lives in the house with them.

Her source of income is planting and growing coffee which she has done for a number of years. It is something that she learned from her parents and later did along with the man who is now her husband. The land that they work as a family is partly an inheritance from her parents and the rest belongs to her husband so with a lot of sacrifice bought it.

Their clients are the different inhabitants of the area who work selling the product as middlemen and some to for profits and stores. She has as a goal in life to expand the business and her house. She dreams of supporting her children so they can continue their studies and graduate from university so that they can have a better life. She also wants to buy a vehicle to be able to transport the coffee and leave as an inheritance for their children with the hope that they will become interested in the business.

Emelina is requesting a loan to buy agricultural inputs to assist her coffee crops which need support and maintenance for the new season. She will buy inputs like fertilizer, manure, foliar sprays amongst others which are very useful to obtain excellent results in their harvest.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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