A loan of $475 helped purchase seeds and fertilizer.

Jhonatan's story

The responsibility of having to look after his parents pushed him to get into agriculture, which he did not like because of the strenuous work involved. However, he had not realize how gratifying it was. He now loves the crop fields that his parents handed over to him. He cultivates potatoes and peas, the crops that yield the biggest profits from wholesalers in the area.

He has been working his crop fields along with laborers whom he hires seasonally, be it for sowing, pruning, or harvesting. Because he has been prosperous in agriculture and has enough money saved up, he is planning to build his own house so that he can start a family in the future. At the same time, he also wants to revitalize his parents' farms to make them productive.

This is his second loan with MFP, and he feels very happy to be able to make his monthly payments on time, which is why the other communal bank members admire him. He will invest the money that he is requesting in purchasing two sacks of pea seed, two sacks of organic fertilizer, and two bottles of insecticide to spray his potato crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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