A loan of $200 helped improve crop production.

Eugenia's story

Eugenia is 40, and she is a very happy person. She lives with Celedonio, age 67. They have nine children, but only six of them are living. The house they live in is their own. It is made from wood and a sheet of aluminum that is commonly used for roofing.

She starts to prepare food early in the morning while her children and husband take care of working with the coffee and corn crops. They have been doing this work for 20 years. Eugenia barely finishes with the food when she takes her machete to remove the weeds from the small farms that are close to her house.

In the photo she is cleaning out the yucca crops, which are in back of her house. She really values the effort her husband makes, and she wants to help him with everything. To do so she will contract someone in the coming days to change the leaves of her roof for corrugated metal. At the same time, she is preparing a space near her home to set up a coffee nursery, which will help to renovate her plantings with different varieties of the product.

This is her first loan with MFP. She promises the members of her communal bank that she will make each payment punctually in order to have access to future loans that will help her progress. She will use the money she is requesting to invest in her crops. She will also buy the corrugated metal to renovate her roof.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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