A loan of $550 helped to buy natural fertilizers.

Segundina's story

Segundina is an exemplary 53-year-old woman who sadly was divorced from her husband, Marino, with whom she had four children. Only one of them, José, lives with her in her own house located in the city of San Ramón (Peruvian Central Jungle).

She feels happy. For the last 18 years she’s loved her citrus fruit plants, bananas and papayas that she’s dedicated all this time to providing the necessary care. She confesses that she loves walking along her entire field because all agricultural activity makes her feel alive. Segundina affirms: “Without my crops I wouldn’t have been able to have anything, nothing to eat nor been able to educate my children. Saving money I was able to build my little house where I raise guinea pigs to sell and for my own consumption. This is why I say that with God’s blessings and because I’ve known how to work I’ve lacked nothing.”

She also affirms that her income is secure because she harvests bananas every two weeks and that covers her basic needs while profits from oranges, mandarins and papaya are for savings and to cover any unexpected expense that might crop up later.

Her dream is eventually to have her own money (capital) to plant new crops in the fields she owns. She belongs to the “Gotitas D. Rocío” (Little Dewdrops) and this is her sixth MFP loan where she’s convinced that she’ll make her installment payments since she is well aware of her communal bank’s method of operation. In addition, she gives thanks for the support provided. If Segundina were to receive your support, she will use the requested money to buy natural fertilizers to spread among her plants.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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