A loan of $375 helped purchase sacks of organic fertilizer.


Floriza's story

Floriza is 45 years old and an exemplary woman who is able to move her family forward by herself. She has been a widow for 15 years and has six children, but now lives in her own home with her youngest child and three grandchildren. Floriza has been a farmer for 30 years. She has the help of her children which keeps her from tiring easily and speeds up the completion of the work. Using the money she earns from selling her crops, Floriza is able to pay for household expenses. For this reason, she spends time during each planting setting up traps to prevent her crops from being attacked by insects. Floriza grows pineapples, bananas, cassava, corn, and coffee. Since she considers these crops to be profitable, she hopes in time to improve her planting so that she will experience greater production. Floriza also would like to open a food store in her home so that she will have the benefit of more income.


This is the third time she has received a loan from MFP. Floriza is excited about continuing to work with her Communal Bank because the members are considered to be good people and hard workers. The loan she requested will be used to buy several sacks of organic fertilizer so that she can stabilize her production and have a harvest that results in larger coffee beans.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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