A loan of $725 helped to buy organic fertilizer and other fertilizers.

Aurelio's story

Aurelio is 55 years old. He is married to 53 year-old Mery. They have 11 children but only live with 7 of them. They live in their own home in the town of Centro Culebrayoc.

Aurelio grows potatoes, corn, beans and peas. This has been his main business activity for 18 years. From the very first hours of each morning, he works on his land which he managed to obtain through hard work and commitment. What he most likes about his work is being able to get rid of the weeds that grow on his plantations. They are a real headache because if they are allowed to grow they can ruin his sown fields. However, without doubt, the days that Aurelio enjoys are the dates when he takes his harvest to the wholesale market in his town, where he sells his produce and sees all his hard work pay off. This hard-working man also raises cows and rams, selling the milk and wool which they produce.

This is Aurelio's tenth loan from MFP and he is certain that through the joint work of the members of his community bank, they will be able to get ahead in the development of their goals. He will use his loan to buy several sacks of organic fertilizer and also natural fertilizers which he will spread over his potato and bean crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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