A loan of $550 helped to hire laborers to harvest her crops. To buy organic manure.

Rosa's story

Rosa is 59 years old. She lives with her partner, 60 year-old José. They have 9 children but only live with 2 of them: 18 year-old Luis and 20 year-old Milton. They live together in their own home which is located in the indigenous community of Ñagazu (central Peruvian jungle). This hard-working woman grows coffee, bananas and cereals. She has been farming for 3 years. Every day from dawn to dusk she looks after her land. After every harvest she sells her produce in the city of Villarica. She sells her coffee in the association in her town.

Rosa is a very committed woman and, like few people of her age, she wants to get ahead. For this reason, she would like to learn to read and sign. Her desire to get ahead is what she has as her biggest ambition. Rosa would like to grow a larger quantity of coffee so that she can sell it in different parts of the country.

This is Rosa's fifth loan from MFP and, as treasurer of her community bank, she is proud of her community bank and pledges unconditional support and hard work. She will use her loan to invest in hiring laborers to harvest her 'caigua' (a native bean) and rocoto pepper crops. She will also buy organic manure to spread on her 2 hectares of crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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