A loan of $725 helped buy fertilizer for farming business.

Honorata's story

Honorata, 48, is a down-to-earth, hard-working woman. She lives in a house she owns with her husband Alejandro, 54, and strives to proviD. a better life for their 3 children. With hard work, Honorata has managed to create a successful farming business. She gets up early every morning to water and care for her crops of coffee, cacao and coca leaves. She sells what she harvests in the Peruvian city of San Francisco because that's where she can get the best price. What she most likes about the business is that she is the one who enjoys the fruit of her labor when she sells the harvest. She has operated the business for 22 years and thinks the most difficult thing about it is having to work the land. However, she also knows that it is her job and she has to carry on. With time, she hopes to buy new fields so that she can increase her production. This is Honorata's sixth MFP loan. She knows that past loans have helped her to improve and develop the business and she is committed to repaying this loan in the agreed-upon time. She is a responsible member of her community bank and the bank is very important to her. Honorata will use the two-thousand new soles loan to buy manure and fertilizers to improve the quality of her fields.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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