A loan of $575 helped to hire manual labourers.

Marcelina's story

Marcelina is 58 years old. She lives with Adrián who is 59 years old and with whom she had an only child, fruit of a loving and lasting relationship. They live in their own house located in the district of Pichari. Farmer's blood runs through her veins and she grows cocoa. For the most part the people in her area are farmers. Currently she grows cocoa with the help of her son and her husband but at harvest time she has to hire farm labourers. She has been doing this work since she was very young and continues to do so up until now. However, in the future she wants to buy more land in order to produce bigger quantities and so sell her produce to the Pichari collection centres. The only drawback she has is that her plot of land is located in an isolated area without public access which makes it very difficult for her to transport her harvest to the city. This will be her 2nd loan with MFP for which she is very grateful and she agrees once again to make her repayments punctually. With the money that she is requesting she will hire farm labourers to help her care for and maintain her cocoa plantations.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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