A loan of $200 helped to buy a sack of pea seeds and sacks of manure.

Vidalina's story

Vidalina, 45, has lived with Crisólogo, her partner, for 20 years. They have three children who are 15, 11 and 7 years old now. This family lives in their own house in La Unión District.

Vidalina grows vegetables, tubers and leafy vegetables on her farmland. Since childhood farming has been the economic activity she was born into and grew up with. Now, she heads a family that continues with the same work. “According to how the work takes place, peas are my most profitable ones; we harvest and sell about every 3 or 4 months. Besides, the Rondo variety of pea is very sought-after and its price is advantageous for us,” she comments.

Often the human factor has been the main problem within her activity, an inconvenience she’s overcome hiring day workers that she pays daily. At the same time, Crisólogo contributes other income working as a mechanic in a shop installed at home.

Vidalina hopes to provide her children with a better quality of life and uses her savings to invest in their education and to remodel her home. On her part, she will continue with her work with the goal of expanding her fields and her production.

This would be MFP loan #2 that thanks to your support she hopes to obtain. Because of this she commits to make her installment payments at the proper times.

She belongs to the “Los Ángeles de la Unión 2” communal bank. She mentions that she’s pleased to be part of this group because of their unity and support among them. Vidalina will be able to use the capital to buy half a sack of pea seeds that costs 250 soles and will use the rest to buy sacks of organic manure.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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