A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase sacks of fertilizer.

Octavia's story

Octavia is 52 years old; she is a very simple and very hard working person. She lives in her own home together with her two young children who are the reason for all of her efforts. Together with her children, Octavia works every day in the fields. With a great deal of work she has managed to make her fields be very productive, now harvesting many things and always the produce is of the highest quality. She started out planting potatoes and fava beans, these products are highly sought out in the markets. What she most enjoys about her work is warding pests away from her plantations. She has had 10 years in the business and the hardest part is having to transport the goods to the wholesale market in Tarma for sale.

For the future of her business, she hopes to save enough money to set up a stand in the wholesale market, as she now travels to make her sales. This is her eighth loan with MFP (Kiva Field Partner) and she knows that this loan will help her a great deal in the development of her business. In her community bank she is a very responsible member, a source of great pride. With the three thousand nuevos soles she requests she will invest in the improvement of her cultivations. She will purchase sacks of fertilizer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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