A loan of $900 helped to buy insecticides.

Marcelina's story

Marcelina, age 38, is from the city of Palmapampa. She is a very happy and hard-working woman. She lives in her own house with her 36 year old husband, Darío, and their four beloved children. She wishes to give them a better quality of life.

The arduous work on her farm that Marcelina does together with her husband, Dario, has made their crops very well cared for. On sale days their crops are rapidly purchased. Her main source of income is the sale of cacao, coffee, and mullein. She sells these crops in the city of San Francisco.

At harvest time Marcelina hires field workers to speed up the gathering of her crops. She has been engaged in this business activity for 17 years. She feels that the most difficult part is taking care of the crops so that they are not subject to insect infestations.

In time, she wants to get new land to expand her crops.

This is her third loan with MFP. She has always been very punctual with her payments, and she has not caused problems in her communal bank.

She will use the requested loan to buy insecticide to combat insect infestation.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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