Maribela, 20 years old, lives in the Candelaria community. She is the single mother of two young children, and her main work is farming.
She earns her income by selling potato, ulluco, and oca (types of root and tuberous vegetables). She grows these on two hectares of land that she farms in rotation and inherited from her parents.
Maribel needs this loan to buy more farmland, and she will use her own savings to invest in buying farming supplies for it. Maribela says that by buying the land, she will be able to expand her potato production, guaranteeing that her family will remain securely fed.