A loan of $1,050 helped purchase compost & fertilizers.

Clotilde's story

Clotilde is 65 years old, married, and has an adult son. She lives in the jungle community of Balsamayocc, where she has her own home.

At a young age, she played on her parents’ farm and helped them with planting seeds. She was not involved in farming as a teenager, but when she became an adult, she decided to start growing cacao and coca leaves on the land where she was raised. Using the knowledge she learned from her parents, she is able to get ahead despite her age. On occasion, she receives help from her family and generally hires laborers for the harvest. Her products are sold at the Sunday fairs and at collection centers in her area. In the future, she wants to continue in the agricultural sector and improve the quality and quantity of her product.

This is her sixth loan with MFP, which confirms the timeliness of her payments. The loan provides her with the opportunity to increase her production, Clotilde will use the money she requested to buy more supplies (compost and fertilizers) to improve her agricultural output.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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