A loan of $700 helped he will buy compost, fertilizers, and pea seeds.

Wilder's story

Wilder, age 26, lives with his parents, Leonardo, age 66, and Epifanía, 54. They live together in a rented house. For 4 years he has grown potatoes, peas, and gladiolas of different colors. This activity has allowed him to keep up with household expenses, cover the needs of his parents, and, most importantly, to save money. What he likes most about his work is the delicate cultivation and harvesting of gladiolas because he can see their intense color. In addition, the marketing of this product turns out to be rather profitable because during the harvest season his income doubles, giving him a return on the effort that he puts in.

In the future, he wants to plant a greater quantity of all the agricultural products he can in order to continue progressing. This is the fourth loan that he has had with MFP, and he is happy to work in his communal bank because the members are responsible. With the money from the loan he will buy several sacks of organic compost, fertilizer, and bags of pea seeds, hoping to obtain a productive harvest.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rick & Pat Brown

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