A loan of $750 helped to buy coffee seeds and sacks of sugar, rice, cookies and canned goods.

Vilma's story

Vilma, 42, is a sincere, hardworking woman living in her own house with her husband, César, 38, and their six beloved children that she wants to leave her fields to eventually. Working hard, Vilma has managed to raise her crops. She rises early every day to tend to her children and send them off to school. Vilma enjoys her work because with the sale of her products she was able to open a grocery store where she sells rice, cookies, detergent and canned goods, among others, and where she can take care of her customers in peace.

Her husband helps her with the field work but during harvest season in addition to her husband her children also help and even some day laborers who are hired help to reap the fruit more quickly and she leaves her store unattended for that time. She’s been in this line of work for 20 years and hopes later on to plant coffee as well as increase the stock merchandise in her store.

This is her sixth MFP loan. She knows that this loan will help her work make progress so is willing to make all her installment payments punctually. She is a very responsible member of her communal bank which makes her very well liked.

She will use the requested 2000 soles to buy coffee seeds to increase her plantings and obtain higher income and the rest will be used to buy merchandise to stock her store like sacks of sugar, rice, canned goods and cookies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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