A loan of $425 helped purchase compost & fertilizers.


Cipriano's story

Cipriano is a 33 year old father who is extremely calm and a hard worker. He lives in his own home with his wife Norma, age 28, and their five young children who are the main reason behind all of his efforts. When the first rays of sunlight reach the village of Casca (which is in Tarma Province), Cipriano and his beloved wife leave to begin the work in their fields, which requires an hour-long trip by foot. Their land is quite fertile for growing potatoes of superb quality. They have been doing this for 20 years.


Cipriano says that harvesting is the part of his job that he enjoys most. However, it requires a great deal of effort to maintain his crops, which he does with great care. This also keeps pests from ruining production. Later on he hopes to buy additional land so that he can plant more crops.


This is his third loan with MFP. Cipriano does not want to be late with his payments, so he sets aside enough money to meet his obligations. In his Communal Bank, he has demonstrated that he is responsible and respectful of the other members. The loan of 1200 PEN that he requested will be used to buy compost and fertilizers for his crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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