A loan of $375 helped to buy products to set up her store and to buy sacks of organic manure.


Beth's story

Beth is 20 years old and is a hardworking young woman. She lives with her parents, Celestino and Clavita, in their own house located in the rural settlement of Cayan. She has worked in agriculture for two years. Since she was very young, her parents taught her to work and cultivate the land. Now, she grows all types of potatoes on the land she inherited from her father. She also removes the seeds to sell at wholesale in the Huasahuasi market, known for the good potatoes produced by the land there. What she likes most about her work is being able to have free time to set up her business, as her plan is to open a grocery store in her house. However, her main difficulty is obtaining the working capital for this new project. She belongs to the Siempre Juntos Communal Bank and this is her first loan with MFP, where she is happy to be part of a respected association. Beth will take the first step in opening her business, which is why she will buy supplies for her grocery store with part of the loan. With the rest of money, she will purchase organic manure to spread on her cropland.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell


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