A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase a bull and a cow.

Victor's story

Victor, age 46, resides in the village of Antabamba. He is known as a humble and hardworking father. Victor lives in his own home with his wife Aquilina, age 42, and their four young children who they protect and care for with much love. Every day, early in the morning, Victor leaves to work in the fields. For him, there are no days to rest because he must work continually to care for his crops so that he can have good production. His main products are potatoes and peas, which he sells in bulk in the city of Tarma. What he enjoys most about his job is the freedom he experiences working among his crops. He is able to freely enjoy a stroll through his green fields. Victor has been farming for 30 years and considers the most difficult part to be protecting his crops from swarms of insects that can affect their growth. In the future, he wants to buy a car so that he can transport his products to the wholesale market in Tarma. According to Victor, when prices are the highest, he sells his vegetables in the capital so that he can obtain the most earnings. His main difficulty has been setting aside enough capital from his earnings to invest in the planting season and in his business.

Victor is a member of the Communal Bank “Los Pinos de Antabamba” (The Pines of Antabamba) and will be receiving his sixth loan with MFP. He hopes that this financial support will help him achieve his goals. Once again, he promises to complete his repayments on time just as he did with his previous loans. Victor is pleased to be part of his Communal Bank because all of the members are responsible and supportive individuals. With this support, Victor will invest the money he requested in the purchase of cattle including bulls and cows. He plans to take advantage of this season to raise and fatten cattle since there are no crops to harvest. Victor hopes to resell the cattle at a good price.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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