A loan of $525 helped buy two cattle.


Nemesio's story

Nemesio is 46 years old. He lives with Rosa, who is 40, and their two children in their own house, located in a central zone of the Peruvian forest. With the proper care that he gives to his products, he obtains quality fruits, and for this reason he cultivates them with painstaking care and protects them from pests and variations in the weather. Thus he has spent 10 years harvesting citrus fruits, bananas, and avocados; he receives the help of his partner during harvest season. What upsets Nemesio is that they don't respect the value of his products; on the contrary, he has to establish a fair price with the wholesalers. For this reason, he considers his work profitable.

From the earnings that he obtains, he plans to buy 5 hectares of land to produce yucca and oranges, and from the income that they will provide, he will build a house in the city, where he wants to set up a business to sell food.

This is his second loan with MFP, and he is enthusiastic about the idea of continuing to work with his community group, because they are punctual and united. The loan he applying for will be used to purchase a pair of cattle, since he wants to increase his livestock.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry


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