A loan of $1,000 helped purchase of manure and fertilizer.

Gladys's story

Gladys is 37 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and her two children who are 16 and 17 years old. For 15 years she has been farming, sowing wheat, barley, beans and potatoes. Every day she looks after her crops to make sure they are growing correctly. As it was recently the harvest, she is now working on the task of putting her products in sacks in order to bring them each weekend to sell at the market in her town and therefore obtain the earnings for which they have waited for 6 months. During the harvest she needs a lot of help, and because of that all of the members of her family work and she also hires laborers to help her with this work. Gladys is very content with doing this activity because it allows her to enjoy the scenery, and although the work is very tiring, it is her way of life, she tells us. For the coming years her desire is to sow a larger quantity of farmland in order to increase her earnings. This is the eighth time that Gladys has had a loan with MFP. She is a very persevering person and her community bank always supports responsible work. In this occasion she is renewing her promise to be punctual in her payments. With the money that she is asking for she will buy sacks of manure and fertilizers for the next sowing season that will happen next month.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kelley Maynard

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