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A loan of $750 helped to buy sacs of manure.

María's story

María is a 43-year-old woman and she is married with Julián, who is 42. They have two daughters: Nelva, 7 and Ana, 5, and they live all together in the house they have succeeded in buying thanks to the money they both have saved form their wages.

In the mornings María cares for her young daughters and sends them to school; later on she and her husband go to the plot of land where they have planted cocoa plants. Normally they both work in their small farm, but during the harvests season they contract daily laborers who collect the fruits more quickly. They go selling their products to collection centers for cocoa, who pay them very well by the kilogram. However, it is hard for them to bring the sacs to the city, because transportation is very expensive. What María desires the most is that her daughters become professionals and get ahead in life and this I why she and her husband do their best to keep on working very hard to reach a better standard of living.

This is her second loan with MFP, and she feels committed to being punctual with her repayments. She is also grateful to the people who will finance her loan so that she will be able to carry on with her working plans.

The 2,000 PEN she has requested she will buy sacs of manure to spread it over her crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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