A loan of $1,150 helped buy fertilizers and fungicides.

Fidencio's story

Fidencio, a noble and hard working man, is 49. He is separated, and he has three children who live with their mother. He takes care of his mother in his own house. His childhood is marked by working the land. His parents were people of the fields, and as a boy he liked growing potatoes.

God blessed him in his crops, but his marital life is incomprehensible. But, he did not renounce his responsibility as a father.

Fidencio put more effort into his crops, increasing his fields until he had four hectares of potatoes, three of peas, and a smaller amount of corn. During the harvests he had difficulty preparing refreshments for his workers, but now he has decided to pay them more and avoid that worry. Fidencio really loves his farm; he loves it more when the crops bear fruit. Thanks to his fields and his work, he sells his products at the wholesale market in the city of Tarma. With his earnings, he can cover the educational costs of his children. Even though they are far away, he does not want them to do without.

This is his fourth loan with MFP. He is very responsible. When he has the money, he pays ahead of time. He says, “Money is unpleasant, and it is better to kill your debts quickly”. Fidencio is very at home with his colleagues in his community bank. Therefore, he would not like it if someone were to withdraw.

He will use the money he is asking for to buy 30 bags of fertilizers, which he believes will cost approximately 2,900 PEN. With the rest of the money he will buy fungicides for the leaves of his potato and pea plants.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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