A loan of $375 helped to hire day workers.

Yhonny's story

Yhonny, age 28, lives with Edith and their four children, ages 12, 10, 8, and six. They all live in their own house in the native community of Yavirironi in the Río Negro – Satipo district.

Yhonny is a dedicated and meticulous man. His business activity is farming. He began his life of responsibilities upon seeing his first child born. Since then he acquired some land for planting coffee, cacao, and bananas. He now has three well-distributed parcels. “I sell a kilo of coffee for 11 soles, I harvest 8 sacks that are each 70 kilos, and it is profitable,” he happily comments.

He works the land together with Edith. However, the work is arduous, and he has to hire extra personnel. That way he optimizes the care of his plants.

Yhonny’s main problem is the lack of capital. However, thanks to his work and perseverance he knew how to save and get good parcels of fertile land. In his community they do not use fertilizer, which is an advantage. He hopes to continue with this business activity in order to adequately educate his minor children.

This will be his first loan with MFP. He is happy to be part of a group of people that he knows and who have similar objectives. He pledges to make his monthly payments punctually.

Inkani is the name of his group. With the money that he will get he will be able to pay the day workers who will clear the weeds and take care of his café and cacao crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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