A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase organic fertilizer.

Miguela's story

Miguela is 39 years old and for the past 19 has lived with husband Edgar, with whom she has five children. With a lot of effort and hard-work she has been able to educate and make headway for her children. Now she lives with three of them in her own home located in the village of Huanchan. She feels happy and very content that her main source of income for the past 18 years has been agriculture and livestock. Her principal crops are potatoes, peas, corn and ulluco, and she tends to them with a lot of dedication as she anxiously awaits the harvest season in May when she can sell her product to the buyers who come in from the town of Huasahuasi. "Now I am planting lima beans and peas, which I will harvest in the upcoming months," Miguela says. Likewise, she is thankful for the milk that her seven cows provide, from which she makes cheese that she sells at the Sunday market in the city of Tarma. The main difficulty she has is a lack of capital since she has to invest the little money she has into agriculture, where she must wait months to make a return on her investment. She belongs to the "Unión Huanchan" community bank and she shares many enjoyable moments with her fellow members. This is her fifth loan with Kiva partner MFP. Miguela does not have land of her own, so she will use the loan to rent for the year the lands where she plants her different crops. She also plans to purchase some sacks of fertilizer to spread amongst her pea crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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