A loan of $1,450 helped to buy land for cultivation.

Elena's story

Elena is a 46-year-old woman. She is, in fact, simply attached to her husband, with whom she has had a family of 6 children, between the ages 8-30 years old. They live in a community of Sololá.

Elena, with the ambition of obtaining income and getting her family ahead, earns a living making and selling traditional clothes. She has carried out this work for 10 years. She loves this business, because she carries it out from the comfort of her home, thus allowing her to fulfill other activities.

With the passing of the years, Elena's family has been growing and thus her necessities have as well. One of the most fundamental is purchasing a plot for cultivation. This is with the ambition of having a place where it is possible to farm and increase her income.

Her greatest wish is to improve her economic income, to increase her crops, and to pay for her children's education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer K. Bailey Morton.

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