A loan of $750 helped to buy sacks of fertilizer.

Chriss's story

Criss, 28, is married to Ángel. They have a beautiful, two-year-old daughter, Angelis, together. They live together as a family in their own house located in Unión Popular (Peruvian Central Jungle).

Nine years ago Criss took on the commitment to hard work planting, fertilizing and harvesting because she affirms that ever since she was a little girl she enjoyed the countryside and making the soil productive. Now, she has more than 2 hectares of farmland where she grows bananas in large scale that are harvested twice a month. What Criss likes best is negotiating her delicious bananas with middlemen who gladly advise her about new markets that she can expand into and sell her fruit. Because of this, she’d like to become a well-known farmer in the future. She’s taken the first step toward this by planting coffee that she hopes will produce a good harvest next year. She’s also started a business of her own in partnership with her sister: selling clothes for men, women and children where she’s sure she’ll do very well.

She’s a member of the “La Unión Hace la Fuerza del Palomar” communal bank and this is the second MFP loan where she hopes to succeed with her communal bank which is composed of people committed to progress and which is the motivation for her to be punctual with her payments.

If Criss were to get your support, she’ll use the requested money to buy several sacks of natural fertilizer to strengthen her coffee nursery and whatever’s left over for her coffee plants which are in full growth phase.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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