A loan of $725 helped for the purchase of two blocks of land to grow corn.

Nora's story

Thirty-one year old Nora is a strong, hardworking woman. She lives with Ronald, 26, and together they have three children: Josue, 12, Yens, 8 and Yoice, 4. They live in their own home in the Peruvian jungle (the native community Centro Pumpuriani).

Each morning she and her daughter Yoice take care of her coffee, plantain and yuca crops. They like being able to clean, prune and care for their crops. When she was twelve years old her grandmother showed her how to work the land and survive from it.

When her crops are ripe she sells them to traders who constantly come to the community. It is the opposite with the yuca crop, once a week Nora travels to the central market of the city to sell this product.

Now she is thinking of growing hybrid corn (also known as polenta), since there is much demand in the area. At the same time, she will grow stable crops like citrus, to ensure future production.

This is her fourth loan from MFP and as president of her communal bank, she encourages support between group members, she is sure that this will allow them to progress. With the loan that she requests, she will purchase two blocks of arable land to grow corn.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Flavia Garcia (vol)

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