A loan of $750 helped to purchase sacks of natural fertilizers.

Patricia's story

Patricia is 35 years old and she separated from her husband a year ago. Despite her sadness she continues to work for the sake of her 2 children: Fernando and Sandra. She takes care of them in their own home, located in Union Palomar (central Peruvian jungle). The plants seen in the photograph are coffee plants that are being developed for transplant to fertile land. She has a coffee and banana plantation. She owns 3 hectares of land and they are located in the high altitude region of the community. She already has 8 years' experience. Throughout all this time she has been able to obtain secure earnings. She sells her coffee beans in the cooperative in Sanchirio Palomar. She says that during great harvest seasons the distributors come to her fields to buy her products. what she most enjoys about her work is that she spends most of her time out in the fields. She says "I hate the bustle of the city". She invests the greater part of her earnings in her children for their future. She is thinking about expanding her agricultural land. She has various plants ready for production. She is a member of the communal bank "Desarrollando Para el Futuro de Prisma", meaning "Developing for the Future of Prisma". This is her second loan with MFP (Kiva Field Partner). She feels content for the development opportunity provided. She is committed to making her payments on time. Patricia says that the process of growing coffee plants consists of several steps to strengthen the farm land at opportune times. Having received your support she will invest the funds in the purchase of several sacks of natural fertilizers.

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