A loan of $725 helped to buy fertilizers.


Jorge's story

Jorge is 40 years old. He is a very hard-working and humble man. He lives in his own house with his wife Flora, who is 39 years old, and their 4 beloved children for whom they want to create a better future. Jorge's land is amongst the best cultivated in the village of Palmapampa (which is located in the Ayacuchana jungle). He grows cacao, coffee and coca leaf, products which are quickly bought by wholesalers in the city of San Francisco since they know that his crops are of good quality. What he most likes about his work is cultivating his land and he does this with a lot of care. He has been in the business for 15 years which is why he is considered one of the best farmers in his village. He feels that the most difficult part of his work is caring for his crops and protecting them from infestations of insects which can damage his plantations. Over time he hopes to buy new land to increase his crop production. This is his second loan from MFP and he feels capable of making his repayments. He is one of the most active members of his community bank and, for this reason, he is very well liked and respected. With the 2,000 nuevos soles that he is requesting, he will buy fertilizers to make his land more productive.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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