A loan of $375 helped to buy pigs.

Melania's story

With a great deal of effort Melania has managed to take on the long road entailed in farming. Every morning she leaves to work in her fields in order to make them very productive. She grows potatoes, peas, carrots, and beans. She later takes them to sell at the wholesale market in the city of Tarma. This is where she sells them wholesale.

Her crops have given her the income needed to support her family. That is why she wishes to put all of her efforts into getting ahead in this business. What she likes the most about her work is taking care of the crops. She has been doing this for 30 years. She feels that the most difficult part is transporting her products to Tarma. The bags she takes are very heavy, and they make her very tired.

She tells us that she also devotes herself to livestock. She fattens the animals to later sell their meat. “It always goes very well for me,” she says. Her husband advises her. He works with cattle on other farms, and he earns extra money.

That is why, later on, she wishes to buy new fields in order to increase her production.

She belongs to the Virgen María Communal Bank. This is her fifth loan with MFP, where she hopes for their assistance in order to continue on with her objectives. She pledges, once more, to make her payments as she has done with the previous loans she has had.

Also, it pleases her to be part of her communal bank because all of the members are responsible and very supportive people. Upon receiving your support she will use the requested money to buy several pigs that cost on the average of 150 soles for each one.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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