A loan of $375 helped to buy organic fertilizer.

Merida's story

Mérida is 27, and married to Aquilino, 34. They have two children, and live in their own house in the community of Nueva Fortaleza, in Pichari district. She has farmed all her life, as she didn't manage to complete her schooling due to lack of financial means.

In the course of time, she bought her own land. Since then, she has tried very hard to grow quality crops, as she fertilizes using organic methods, which are much better for your health. In addition, this contributes to caring for the environment, as only animal manure is used. This work is important to her, and she wants her children to also apply this technique when they have their own land.

Today there is a lot of demand for her crops from the wholesalers, who pay well for every kilo they buy. Therefore she wants to expand her plantings in order to increase her production of coffee and cacao.

This will be her first loan from MFP, so she is committed to making her payments on time. With the 1000 soles she is applying for, she will buy organic fertilizer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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