A loan of $1,100 helped buy a plot of land where to build her home.

Demetria's story

Demetria is 57 years old and originally from the district of Quimbiri. She is married to Isidro, 58, and they have two children: Linda, 21 years old, and Marilyn, 19 years old. They all live in a house they own in the Nueva Esperanza community in the department of Cusco. Demetria and her husband Isidro are the pillar of their home and work hard every day to ensure the well being of their family.

Demetria is devoted to her work. She is a farmer and ploughs the land; she has 30 hectares of land, where she grows cocoa, coca leaves, coffee, banana and citrus fruits. She has worked for 30 years. During the harvest she hires labourers to help her, so as to harvest faster and quickly sell her products to the wholesalers, who pay her very well for every kilogram of product she sells them. The problem with her work is being unable to combat the insects that damage her crops. However, her priority at the moment is to buy more citrus plants in order to expand her crops and increase production, so as to proviD. her family with financial security and have a quiet old age.

This is her first loan with MFP. She is aware that she is responsible for paying all installments on time and she is prepared to do so. She is very grateful to the institution for having provided her with the requested loan. With the 3,000 soles requested she will buy a plot of land in the city of Quimbiri where she will build her home with solid materials.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alba Sort

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