A loan of $525 helped buy 10 sacks of fertilizers, 8 cans of herbicides, and fly traps.


Rosa's story

Rosa is 50 years old. She has been separated from her husband for 28 years. She has four children, and she lives with her youngest child. She lives in her own house, which is made of humble materials. She has been farming for 30 years. She also prepares food, which is sold in her oldest child’s house.

Nevertheless, she worries a lot about not being able to count on help from her family each time she works on her farm. She needs to hire workers to speed up her work. Of her two activities, she likes farming the best. This is because she will be able to get a good reward during the harvest, which allows her to cover the household expenses. Also, above all, she can collaborate economically with her children who are looking for a better future for her grandchildren.

Later on she wants to plant citrus fruits, bananas, and avocados. She hopes to have them fertile so that she can leave them to her children.

This is her third loan with MFP. She is happy working with her communal bank she feels the support of her colleagues in every decision she makes. She will use the loan she is requesting to buy ten sacks of fertilizer and eight cans of herbicides. She will also buy traps for flies so that they do not affect the crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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