A loan of $700 helped the purchase of fertilizers.

Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth is 28 years old and lives with her partner, father, and two children in her own home. Ever since starting her own family she had been only in the farming of coffee and bananas on the farms of her in-laws, but in the last year she has also started to sell vegetables. For that, every Friday before dawn she travels to the mountain area of her city to buy vegetables such as: lettuce, spinach, carrots, onions, etc., and on Saturday she sells them in her area. This business is very profitable because she is the only person selling these products in her area. Elizabeth is very happy with her business, and even though she has to travel for four hours she doesn’t mind as it is profitable and, thanks to these profits, her children do not suffer from a lack of necessities.

She is very grateful that with her first loan from MFP she was able to use the capital for her vegetable business, for which she committed and fulfilled to her fellow members of the communal bank to be punctual in the payments. The loan that she asks for now will be invested in the purchase of chemical fertilizers and to increase the amount of vegetables that she sells.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer William Gray

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