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Celia
27-year-old Celia is a serious and hard-working woman. Together with her husband Juan, she cares for her five children in her own home which is located in the indigenous community of Kivinaki (in the central Peruvian rainforest).

Celia has been farming for 20 years. She grows a variety of citrus fruits on her two hectares of farmland. What she most enjoys about her work is being able to get rid of the weeds that grow between the trees as she likes to see them clean and healthy. "The success of obtaining good fruit depends a lot on providing good care" she confirms. Celia's fruit are certainly very much sought after. So much so, in fact, that the fruit sellers themselves come to her land to buy her produce from her. Now Celia is planning to start growing cassava as it is in good demand these days and there are few farmers who grow this food. She is certain that, through her hard work and determination, she will be able to make good profits as she wants to be able to provide her children with a good quality of life.

Celia belongs to the 'Flor de Almendra' community bank and this is her second loan cycle with MFP. She hopes to work determinedly in order to help her association make progress. She also pledges to make her loan repayments on time. Although everybody in her town has already harvested their citrus fruit, Celia is just starting to gather her ripe fruit. With your support, she will invest the money she has requested in buying several sacks of natural fertilizers to spread over her plantations. She will also buy cassava seeds which she plans to sow.
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Celia, de 27 años, es una mujer sería y trabajadora. Junto a su esposo Juan cuidan de sus 5 hijos en su casa propia ubicada en la comunidad nativa de kivinaki (selva central peruana). El trabajo al que se dedica desde hace 20 años, es la agricultura. En sus 2 hectáreas de terrenos agrícolas siembra toda variedad de cítricos. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es poder quitar la maleza que crece entre los árboles, ya que le agrada verlos limpios y sanos. “El éxito para la obtención de un buen fruto, depende mucho del buen cuidado”, afirma. Pues los frutos de Celia, son muy bien cotizados, tanto así que los mismos comerciantes de frutas llegan, a su propio terreno agrícola a comercializar sus productos. Ahora está pensando sembrar yuca, pues en estos tiempos tienen mayor demanda y existen pocos agricultores que siembran este alimento. Está segura que con su esfuerzo y constancia podrá adquirir buenas ganancias, ya que quiere brindarle a sus hijos una buena calidad de vida. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “flor de almendra”, y este es el segundo crédito con MFP, donde espera trabajar con mucho ahínco para sacar adelante a su asociación. Además promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas. Aunque ya paso la cosecha de cítricos para todos de su localidad, Celia recién comenzará con la recolección de frutas maduras. Por ello de recibir su apoyo; invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de varios sacos de fertilizantes naturales para esparcirlos entre sus plantaciones. Además comprará semilla de yuca que está pensando sembrar.

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