A loan of $1,100 helped to buy sacks of manure.

David's story

27-year-old David is originally from the town of San Francisco. He lives with 24-year-old Mariluz and the couple have one daughter called Karol who is 3 years old. They live together in their own home which is built from rudimentary materials and wood, and has a roof made from metal sheets. The farmland that David managed to buy through a lot of hard work is the only source of support for the members of his family. He applies modern technology to growing his crops and, for this reason, they are very much in demand in the town of San Francisco. He harvests very good quality cacao, coffee and sesame seeds, so his produce sells at good prices.

What David most enjoys about his work is protecting his crops from pests as the pests attack the flowers of each of his crops without mercy. He has been in this line of work for five years and he considers the most difficult part to be transporting the heavy sacks of produce from his farm to the drying areas as this entails a one hour walk.

David is requesting this loan to buy sacks of manure so that he can improve his land and thereby later harvest very good quality fruit in abundance. He will later buy more plots of land so that he can sow more cacao plants as this is a durable product. This will be David's first loan from MFP and he is very happy to know that he will have financial support as this will make him feel safe in moving forward with his planned project. He therefore pledges to make his repayments on time. He will use the 3,000 soles to buy sacks of manure to fertilize his land.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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