A loan of $375 helped to purchase basic need items.


Monica's story

Monica, age 28, has been living with Ronald, her partner, for the past two years. Together they have 2 young children, ages 4 and 2. The live in a humble but welcoming home that they own in the native community of San Pablo de Shaoriato. Monica is an exemplary mother and homemaker who opened her doors to us to confide in us about her life and activities. She owns crop lands in the local foothills on which she cultivates coffee and ginger. She sells her crops at the wholesale market in the city of Pichanaki. "I try to balance my production so that my income can cover my necessities all year long, and we have prospered with both crops," Monica states. At the same time, Monica opened a small general store, which she has neglected because she needed to dedicate herself fully to agriculture. However, she hopes be able to restart that business in the future as a lack of capital was the obstacle that prevented its launching. Monica yearns to increase her coffee crop, but to do so, she must rent land and invest in fertilizer, plants, and labor. Once this plan becomes concrete, she will be able to offer her family a better quality of life. Thanks to your help, this will be the first time that she obtains a loan from MFP, which is why she commits to being punctual in making her repayments. Regarding her communal bank, she demonstrates a predisposition to become a member as soon as it is organized. Once she obtains the money, Monica will invest it in purchasing basic need items and other goods to sell in her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian


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