A loan of $750 helped to buy several sacks of organic manure.

Nelson's story

Nelson, 30, lives in the native community of Pumpuriani (Peruvian central jungle). He formed a family there with Jovana, 30, his wife. They have four minor children that they care for with much love and affection in his own house. Always responsible and hard working, Nelson has been farming for the last six years. He grows coffee, bananas, corn and annatto on his own lands.

What he most enjoys about his work is his wife’s company who helps him, alongside day laborers he occasionally hires, with his chores. They all work planting, caring for and harvesting the crops. In addition, he confesses with feeling that he likes farming very much because he learned it while still a little boy and he assures that it’s a profitable business because it’s allowed him to build his house, to buy some furniture and, above all, to cover his children’s education and domestic expenses with no problem. Because of this, for later on, he’s planning to work with much dedication to build the rest of his house dividing it into individual rooms and also to equip a room in which to gather crops from surrounding areas and become a fruit wholesaler; he will also continue with his nursery project.

He admits that his group members are quite united. He learns how to work together with them there seeking a better future for each one of them and for all of their community. He’s a member of the “Hormiguitas de Pumpuriani” (Pumpuriani’s Little Ants) communal bank and this is the 6th loan with MFP where he hopes to have collaboration to continue toward his goals. On the other hand, he commits once again to make his installment payments like he’s done in previous loans. He also is grateful for being part of a communal bank because all the members are responsible and very mutually supportive.

If Nelson were to receive the requested support, he will use the money to buy several sacks of organic manure to spread among his coffee plants which he recently planted and that he’s sure will produce a good harvest.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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