A loan of $725 helped provide adequate maintenance on her cacao crops.

Vitaliana's story

Vitaliana, age 44, is a widow. She has four children, and they live in the beautiful tropical Peruvian jungle. She has her own home in the Santa Rosa area. Vitaliana has never liked depending on anyone else; she can do things for herself. Her children are her great strength. They are her motivation for constantly working on her farm.

She grows and sells cacao. She gets good earnings from this, and she has customers who always buy her product. In time she hopes to increase her cacao production on a large scale. She wants to get new land to cultivate. This will improve her family’s quality of life.

For the moment she will continue working hard and consistently. That way, with her savings, she will be able to reach her planned objective. Sometimes her children help her, but during the harvest season she needs workers to help her collect the cacao. The cacao is later sold at local collection centers.

This is her second loan with MFP. She pledges to faithfully make her payments. Also, she predicts good success for her communal bank because of the existing solidarity and sense of responsibility.

She will use the requested loan to buy supplies and fertilizers. That way she will give her cacao crops adequate maintenance.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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