Total loan: $900


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TARMA, Junin, Peru / Agriculture

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A loan helped To buy seed and manure.

Norma's story

Norma, 61, is a woman who is an expert in commerce. She feels younger than her age because she is happy to live in the house she built with so much effort together with her life partner, Antonio, 62. They had 4 children who all have they own families now. Demand for guinea pig meat motivated her to start raising these animals 43 years ago. At the same time, however, she raises chickens, pigs and sheep that she sells at the weekly markets in the city. In addition, she also farms corn, potato, peas and flowers (gladioli). The profits earned allow her to live comfortably, feed herself a diet based on natural ingredients, and her family has an adequate quality of life. For this she is very grateful to God, who blesses and illuminates them, she states. For the future, she wants to increase the number of guinea pigs she has for which she has already set asiD. an ample area to plant alfalfa to feed them with. This is her 7th loan with MFP and she is very grateful to the members of her communal bank, who always support her unconditionally because they all consider themselves a family. Since the planting season is beginning, the funds she is asking for now will be used to buy two bags of pea seed and several sacks of manure to spread through her fields.

Translated from Spanish by Michael Bujazan, Kiva Volunteer