A loan of $550 helped to buy pea seed.

Benedicto's story

Benedicto, 42, is an unassuming, hard working man. He lives in his own house and what he most wants is to work hard to get ahead in life. Benedicto is a pea, potato and corn farmer. Every day he rises early to go work his fields with the only end to insure that his crops are of good quality.

What he enjoys most about the work is cultivating the land. He’s been in this occupation for 20 years and considers the most difficult part fumigating the land because the chemicals are very dangerous. In time he hopes to plant more to increase production.

This is his 5th loan with MFP. He knows that he must repay on time if he wants to access future loans. He is a very responsible, active member of his communal bank. He will use the requested 1500 new soles to buy more pea seeds that he will need for the next planting cycle.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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