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

Oscar's story

Oscar is 37 years old and is an enthusiastic and hardworking man. He lives in his own home with his partner, Mariluz, 31 and his two dear sons, who are the reason for all of his efforts. He is a humble person. He works in agriculture, specifically the production and sale of cacao, coffee and timber trees, which he has been doing since his twenties.

Oscar remembers that his first years as a farmer did not go well since the income from his crops was only enough to cover basic family expenses but not enough to build capital. He continued betting on agriculture and as a result of his effort and perseverance over the years he began to be rewarded, and today he is one of the best farmers in his valley, since he produces high quality crops and earns a good income.

During the harvest and weeding, he works his land with day laborers who help him to rapidly do the required tasks. He will buy fertilizer with the loan he is requesting in order to improve his fields.

Oscar longs in the near future to acquire more land to cultivate so he can increase his production and at the same time improve his standard of living. This will be his first loan with MFP and he is happy to know he can count on the support of lenders to help him prosper. With the 3,000 nuevos soles, he will, as noted, buy bags of fertilizer to improve his crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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