A loan of $550 helped purchase of pea seeds and fertilizer..


Jorge's story

Jorge is 32 years old, and he lives with his wife and three children in a rented house in the town of Llanco. He grows peas, potatoes, and flowers on a piece of rented land. He has been working in agriculture for five years, and he likes his job because he gets to travel constantly to the capital to sell the produce that he grows throughout the year. In the coming months he will plant flowers and potato because this is the season that they are in demand. "If you invest a little you make a lot," he says. Jorge is saving money to purchase his own land and thus earn more profit. With more profits he could buy a small house for his family. This is his fifth loan with MFP, and he is happy to belong to a community bank because he con share his experiences. He will use the loan money to buy seeds and fertilizer for his next planting.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King


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