A loan of $375 helped to buy sacks of fertilizer and products to control insect infestation.

Patricio's story

Patricio, 43, lives with his wife and the youngest of his 4 children in their own house. For the past 25 years he has grown potatoes that are native to this area, and he also sells animals such as cows and sheep. This work has generated income that is necessary to support his family. He says that he is grateful for his work, although often it is a sacrifice since it requires a lot of physical effort. Also there have been times that he has had losses because of the instability of the market which doesn’t give him good earnings. With time he has been able to get over these issues, looking for alternatives so that his income improves by taking advantage of the sales of the animals. That is why he will continue with his aim of increasing the agricultural production.

This is his first loan with MFP. He is very happy to know that he has financial support. Besides he enjoys being part of the communal group because all of the members are responsible and supportive. He thanks the people who will offer the loan that he is requesting because it will be very useful in the progress of his business. With the loan that he is requesting, he will buy fertilizer and products to control the infestation of insects that can affect the farm.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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