A loan of $725 helped purchase 20 sacks of compost & 100 sacks of guano.

Elvira's story

Elvira, age 34, lives with Juan Pablo, who is 44. They have three young children who they take care of and provide an education. Elvira and her family live in their own home in the rural area of Yaroka. She has been farming for 16 years and grows different crops that are native to the area such as potatoes, peas, corn, and gladiolas. After each harvest, she sells her crops at the local central market. A few years ago, she invested in the purchase of her own farmland. “I am making small payments, but when I fall a little short, I find a way to complete them,” she says. With each harvest she manages to sell her products at a very good price, thus ensuring that she is able to generate more income. In addition to farming, she raises and fattens pigs and sells the meat at the local central market. Being an intelligent woman who wants to make progress, Elvira takes advantage of frequent educational seminars provided by MFP.

This is the second loan she has received from her Communal Bank. She has proven to be a good member by being prompt with her payments. The loan she requested will be used to buy 20 sacks of compost and 100 sacks of guano (bird manure used as a natural fertilizer). She has eight hectares of corn that will be harvested soon.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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