A loan helped to buy compost and fungicides.

Ernestina Iluces's story

Ernestina, 55, is a single mother with 5 children, four of whom are independent and working. The youngest, age 17, is in high school. Ernestina says that her youngest son also works part-time to help out with the cost of his schooling.

Ernestina is a day laborer and also plants small gardens of local produce. Ernestina needs money to buy fungicides and compost so that her crops are healthy and productive.

Ernestina's aspiration is to keep working and, even though she is poor, to have income so that her son can at least finish high school.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus.

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