A loan of $1,075 helped to buy natural fertilizer.

Edwin's story

Edwin is a young 28-year-old worker, who has lived with his wife, Nidia, for six years. They have two beautiful children, Edinson and Angela, whom they care for and educate in a rented house in the Huanchan rural area.

From the time he was a child his parents taught him how to farm the land using their cultivation techniques; and he began growing potatoes, peas, corn and gladiolus flowers three years ago. What he likes best about his work is watching the crops grow quickly. He says, "It all depends on how well you care for them.". He is also very adept at selling the crops to the intermediaries who visit his land constantly.

With that same dedication he cares for his three head of cattle which he uses to plough the earth and to make cheese for extra income. He's thinking about buying his own home so he can provide his family with a better lifestlye.

He belongs to the "Unión Huanchan" communal bank and this is his fifth loan through MFP, where he works hard to help develop the association. Edwin will begin planting the "Yungay" and "Única" potato varieties and wants to buy several sacks of natural fertilizer to help them grow.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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