A loan of $775 helped to buy peas seeds and fertilizers for her flowers and peas.

Nerida's story

Nérida, age 35, is married to Manuel, and they have two children. Karelyn is 16, and Arol is 9. This family lives in their own house in an agricultural area.

She has been farming for 15 years. “I plant peas, potatoes, and gladiolas (flowers),” she says. She adds that selling the gladiolas is more profitable. Each package sells for 70 soles. To make her sales she needs to take her products to the wholesale market in the city.

Nérida does not neglect her crops. Each time she plants a little more. This way she plans to acquire other parcels of land in other districts in order to produce vegetables. She will now work hard planting the peas and caring for her gladiola crops, which she is planning on harvesting in November.

This is her 8th loan with MFP. She pledges to be punctual with her payments. She belongs to the “Los Picaflores de Patay” [The Patay Hummingbirds] communal bank. She is grateful for the many years of trust given to her and the support of the educational talks.

With the money she is now requesting she will be able to buy pea seeds (with 1,000 soles). The rest will be to get fertilizers for her flowers and the recently planted peas.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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