A loan of $550 helped contratar jornaleros para que lo ayuden en la extracción de sus productos.

Viviano's story

Viviano, 27, is a native of Peru's San Francisco region. He lives with his partner, Creda, 22, who is pregnant with their first child. They live in Manitea Baja, a small town in the Quimbiri region. Viviano learned farming from his parents and he has worked on farms since he was a young boy. His passion for farming led him to buy his own land 8 years ago and he now grows coffee, cacao and barbasco on his own farm. All together, he owns 6 hectares of land. Harvesting the crop quickly is important, so Viviano relies on temporary farm laborers to help him when harvest time rolls around. He's happy to work hard because he sees the results of his efforts growing all around him from one day to the next and he knows that every kilogram he carries to market will put money in his pocket. He tells us that winter is the hardest time because insects eat away at his plants in winter. Winter rains slow his work and can also damage his crop. For the future, he wants to grow more barbasco because Asian investors have recently opened a plant nearby for processing and packaging it. This is Viviano's first MFP loan and he understands that he has to repay it in the agreed-upon time to secure future loans. He will use the loan to hire temporary farm laborers for the coming harvest season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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