Compas has been supporting farmers in La Paz through micro-loans so that they can plant their fields, diversify their farms and produce more food. Farmers use the loans to purchase seeds and fertilizers, fruit trees, to create bio-intensive raised bed gardens, or to create drip irrigation systems to water during the drying season. Having access to these no interest loans has allowed the farmers to invest in their farms while still having enough capital to support their families through the planting season. Since the farmers can set their own payment schedule, they do not have to sell their produce and basic grains directly after harvest, but rather can store them and sell them later when the prices are a little higher. Also, since Compas is providing transportation to markets and selling the farmer's produce at the Women in Action store, we are effectively eliminating the 'middle person' and selling the produce directly to stores and markets. Also, through our Peaceful Nature initiative we are also processing vegetables to make hot sauces, cocao beans to make chocolate and moringa to make oil and leaf powder, providing new sources of income for farmers.