A loan of $1,500 helped to buy fertilizer and fungicides.

Luz's story

Luz is a businesswoman. She is 36 and she is a woman who looks out for the well-being of her husband Máximo, 36, and her two sons Antony, 10, and Jack, 8. Luz María does field work, which is to work the land in order to grow cacao and coca plants. She began this work when she was very young, but she has been working on her own farm for 9 years. At harvest times she relies on the help of day laborers who have a lot of experience in harvesting her crops. After bringing in her harvest, she dries the cacao beans or the coca (depending on the harvest season).

Luz María brings these harvests to sell at the distribution centers in her town because they are associations that pay very well for every kilo. On the other hand, the only difficulty is when cacao and coca prices fall, because that way she does not manage to cover the family's expenses.

With the loan requested, she will maintain her plants so that in the coming harvests she will have good results. This is her sixth loan with MFP, and she knows that she needs to be punctual with her loan repayments, so she can have another loan. She is also a very responsible and active member.

With the loan, she will buy fertilizer and other fungicides to keep her crops fertile.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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