A loan of $650 helped to buy hand-crafted ornaments to sell, as well as organic fertilizer.

Eduvigis's story

Eduvigis, age 40, lives with Fredy, who is 45 years old. They have a daughter together, "Fiorela", who is 6 years old. As a family, the three live in their own house, located in Playa Hermosa [Beautiful Beach] - San Ramón (in the central rainforest of Peru). The main activity of this talented woman is agriculture, where she plants a variety of citrus plants. In all these years of taking care of her crops, she has managed to obtain many earnings. She not only sells her harvests in her area, she also takes them to different places in Peru through a middleman. But aware of the tourist potential of the waterfall "Tirol", she has set up a business of common artwork of the area. She also sells a variety of drinks, that because of the heat of the place, has much demand. According to her, she counts on the seasonal field trips, the students of the different schools in Peru, to buy almost all of the merchandise that she has. It is for them that she is seeing the movement of the place. She wants to buy a large piece of land to build a tourist site. It is her 9th loan with MFP, and she hopes to continue working together with the members of her communal bank, which are responsible and very dedicated people. She has thought about buying a variety of crafts to stock her business with the loan. And if the money lasts, she will also buy organic fertilizer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Danielle Dupre

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