Total loan: $725


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TARMA, Junin, Peru / Agriculture

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A loan helped purchase sacks of organic fertilizer and seeds for planting peas.

Soledad's story

Soledad is 34 years old. She and her husband Erick have been together for seven years. They have four children and live in their own home in the village of San Antonio. Soledad began farming 15 years ago, utilizing the cultivation techniques that she learned from her parents. Her main crops consist of potatoes, peas, and beans. She cares for and constantly fertilizes the crops grown on the land that she inherited from her parents who she loves dearly. Soledad says that she has done a good job selling her products at the wholesale market in the city, where she is able to utilize her negotiation skills. In addition, she sells wood. Soledad buys tree trunks by the lot for subsequent processing. Her main challenge is being able to pay for her children’s education. She rents a house in the city of Tarma so that her children can study and receive the best education. For this reason, she plans to save enough money to buy a house so that she can minimize her expenses.

Soledad is a member of the Santa Rosa Communal Bank. This is her seventh loan with MFP. She is grateful for the constant support that she receives from the other members. Soledad will invest her loan in the purchase of a bag of seeds for planting peas and several sacks of organic fertilizer that she will apply on her crops after they have been sown.