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

Miriam's story

Miriam is 33 years old and lives with her husband, Walter. They have two children: Steve, 9, and Reynaldo, 3. They live together as a family in her parents’ house located in the city of Tarma.

This hard working woman sets out daily very early in the morning; she sells a variety of fruit that she buys at wholesale from growers in the jungle investing on average 2000 new soles a month. Her good judgment in sales helps her obtain better profits. Miriam’s secret is selling seasonal fruit so each month she has new and delicious varieties. Her six years experience guarantee her success since she earns a daily profit of 50 soles and on Thursdays and Sundays, which are market days, she has even more customers earning profits of 100 new soles.

She very much enjoys getting ahead and being able to help her husband with household expenses since he’s a potato farmer in Huasahuasi where he sells his crops at a good price. Because of this, later on she’d like to open a small grocery store to sell basic need items in the neighborhood where she lives.

She’s a member of the “Integra” communal bank and this is the 7th loan with MFP where she hopes for a small loan to propel her business while committing to punctually make her payments in addition to feeling grateful for the support from her communal bank.

If Miriam were to get your help, she will invest the requested money in the purchase of several kilograms of organic manure to spread among the potato crops belonging to her husband because harvest will be in the upcoming months.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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