A loan of $1,075 helped to hire laborers to help him with his harvest.

Aquiles's story

Aquiles is 42 years old and from Quimbiri district. He lives with 33 year-old Gabriela and they have one son called Breyner who is 1 year old. Together they live in their own home where peace reigns.

Aquiles is his family's means of support. His parents taught him to work on the farm since he was a very young boy. He is now a farmer and has 20 hectares of land where he grows cacao and coffee which are both native plants of the rainforest area of the Apurímac River Valley. He has worked in this business for 25 years and he says that he likes it a lot. He also has the support of his familiy, in addition to the laborers that he hires so that he can finish his sowing, weeding and harvesting quickly.

What Aquiles most enjoys about his work is harvesting the fruit from his plants since that is when he feels that the months of hard work are providing him with their reward in the quality of the fruit. He considers the most difficult part of his work to be transporting his products from the farm to the warehouses, which are located in the city of San Francisco and Quimbiri, as it is very heavy and difficult to transport. Another difficulty is that he doesn't have enough money to pay in advance for the laborers who support him in his harvesting and weeding. This is why he takes loans offered by MFP.

Right now, Aquiles' priority is sowing his coffee and cacao plants since he has enough space for this. This is his 12th loan from MFP and he feels that the loan money will help him a lot in making progress in his work. Aquiles is very well liked by the other members of his community bank. He will use the 3,000 Peruvian soles he has requested to hire laborers to support him in his harvesting work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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