A loan of $725 helped to buy seeds and fertilizer for his pea crop.

Marcial's story

Marcial, 56, is a responsible man. He has been married to his beloved wife, Carmen, for 20 years. They have 4 children who they have lovingly raised in the a house they own near Santo Domingo. Like all good partners, Marcial and Carmen focus on what each does best. Maricial has operated a farming business for 25 years. He grows peas, carrots, maize and potatoes, all of which need constant care. He also buys and sells vegetables, traveling down to Santo Domingo once a week to sell his merchandise in the central market there. Carmen operates a butchering business and Marcial helps her sell the meat she produces in the capital where they can get the best price for it. "We sometimes go together and help each other", he says. The businesses are important to Marcial because the income they generate have allowed him and his wife to support their family. He wants to save enough now to send his children to university. Marcial belongs to the Santo Domingo D. Tapo community bank. This is his sixth MFP loan and he's grateful for the on-going help that he's received from the bank. Marcial is planning his next pea crop and he will use this loan to buy 1 bag of seed and 10 bags of organic manure for the farm.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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