A loan of $925 helped to hire day laborers.

Victor's story

Víctor, 46, is married to Leonarda, 40; they have four children. They all live together in their own house located in the community of Pueblo Libre, Pichari. Víctor has always liked to stand out in whatever activity presents itself. He recalls that his first farming venture was growing coffee since where he lives it’s in high demand and he saw it as a good opportunity for economic progress.

Currently he farms cocoa beans to sell because he also considers them to be profitable and competitive. So, he grows both coffee and cocoa beans and to date he’s had good income compared to other years. Generally he works alone but on occasions his wife helps him. However, during planting and harvesting seasons he hires day laborers to help him bring in the crops. He usually sells them in Pichari District. His wish now is to grow coffee and cocoa beans.

This will be his third MFP loan and he commits to make his installment payments punctually. He will use the 2500 new soles to pay day laborers to help him prune the cocoa bean plants.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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