A loan of $300 helped to buy sacks of fertilizer.

Rosa's story

Rosa is 54 years old. She is separated and lives alone in her own home. 15 years ago she decided to generate her own source of income by farming and raising animals. She also has a store in which she sells a variety of basic goods. Her daughter is in charge of that business. Each morning she goes out into the fields to tend to her crops while her cow and her sheep graze on pasture. She takes some of the crops she harvests to sell in other towns and sells some in her store. During all the time she has been working, she has seen the fruit of her labor in the profits that she has made. For this reason she is looking ahead to increase her production and intensify the sale of her animals.

This is the 9th loan which she has had from MFP. She is very happy to know that she has financial support from MFP because they know she is a person who is responsible in making her repayments. She likes being a member of her community bank because all the members are people who she knows. They are all responsible and very supportive of each other. She thanks all those who will help fund her loan since it will be very useful for her in making progress with her business. She will use the loan to buy sacks of fertilizer for sowing her next lot of corn.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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