A loan of $725 helped to buy bags of fertilizer and alfalfa and oat seeds.

Gerino's story

Gerino is 59 years old and lives with his daughter and grandchildren in a relative's house. Almost all his life he has worked in agricultural and ranching activites. 20 years ago he decided to settle in the city, leaving his place of birth in search of new opportunities. However, his wife passed away a short time ago and he is currently developing his agricultural activities more intensely. He rents land for cultivating and plants primarily maiz, alfalfa, and oats which after 6 months of care are ready to harvest and sell wholesale at his local market. In addition to this he sells animals, principally sheep, at the weekend livestock market. In this way he has managed to raise the capital which has allowed him to improve his quality of life and share it with his grandchildren. It is for this reason that he wants to buy his own land. This is his second loan with MFP and he is very happy to know that he has financial support and promises to be punctual with his payments. As well, he is grateful to be a part of his communal bank because all the members are very responsible and supportive people. He thanks those people who will be financers of the loan he is requesting as it will be very useful for the progress of his activity. With this loan he will buy bags of fertilizer and alfalfa and oat seeds.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melissa C

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