A loan of $700 helped buy fertilizers.

Jesusa's story

Jesusa, 34, lives with her life partner and the father of her three children in her own house. She previously worked with the children of her village in a governmental educational program. But, they are not going to hire her again this year. In light of this, she started working with her husband in their coffee and banana fields. Banana is a fruit, which they harvest two times a week. They sell it from their own farm to the merchants who visit them.

To Jesusa, the farming work is not complicated. She wants to devote herself to buying and selling bananas. That is the way she can get greater earnings for her household. That is the reason she carefully clears her banana fields of shrubs. The more she produces the more of her own products she will be able to sell. Then she will buy less from other farmers.

This is her third loan with MFP. She attends all of her communal bank meetings with her husband. He likes to be informed and participate with his ideas. She will use the money she is asking for to buy chemical fertilizers to fertilize her banana and coffee crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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