A loan of $550 helped buy sacs of organic fertilizer.

Teofila's story

Teofila is 50 years old, married to Victor, 52. Both have six children, three live with them at their house located in Ricrican: Juana; 16, Elmer; 12, and Eloy; 14. Her main activity is growing tubers such as potato and olluco (a native tuber). She has more than 20 years of experience working in agriculture. What she likes the most is taking care of her 20 heads of cattle, she raises them and then sells them at the central market in the city of Tarma. When she was a teenager, she started helping her parents in the care and maintenance of their crops and to this day she feels happy to spend her days in the field. For now, Teofila wants to improve the quality of her products, because she would be able to sell at a higher price. This is her fifth loan with MFP, and as she indicates she is happy to belong to the community bank, where people are responsible and committed. With the requested amount she will buy several sacs of organic fertilizer to use in the tuber fields.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt

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