A loan of $750 helped to buy fertilizers.

Mery's story

30-year-old Mery is from the town of Santa Rosa. She is a cheerful and hard-working woman who lives in her own home together with her husband, 30-year-old Josué, and the couple's two children who were born as a result of their love and who she would like to provide with a better quality of life.

The hard work that Mery carries out on her farm together with her husband means that their crops are very well cared for and when sale time comes around their produce sells quickly. Mery's main source of income is selling cacao, coffee and bananas. She owns a total of 3 'cuadras' of land (one 'cuadra' = approx. 0.75 hectares). She sells the fruit from her plants in the town of San Francisco and at harvest time she hires laborers so that she can pick her fruit more quickly.

What Mery most enjoys about her work is harvesting her land as this is when she feels that her work is paying off. She has been in this business for five years and she considers the most difficult part of her work to be protecting her crops from the pests that can mercilessly attack the first shoots of each plantation. Over time, she would like to acquire more land so that she can grow more crops.

This is Mery's third loan from MFP. She has been very punctual in making her previous repayments and works without causing problems for the MFI. She hopes that on this occasion she will be able to count on your help so that she can continue doing well. She will use the 2,000 soles that she has requested to buy fertilizers in order to improve her production.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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