A loan of $750 helped to buy potatoes and alfalfa.

Demetria's story

Demetria, 35, is a responsible woman. She lives with her 4 minor children, whom she is raising in her own home located in the town of Orcotuna. Her principal economic activity is farm work. During the mornings she cares for her 5 cows, which produce 25 to 30 liters of milk that she sells at a good price to an established clientele. As well she cultivates alfalfa on family land. She plants large quantities which she sells every day on a well traveled corner near the highway in her city, earning on average of about 80 nuevos soles a day. “It all depends on the number of bales that I have to sell,” she notes. She uses the leftover alfalfa to feed her cows.

Currently, Demetria wants to sell food such as potatoes and vegetables, since her customers constantly ask for them. This is her fourth loan from MFP and she is grateful for the help she has received which has allowed her to progress in her business. She promises to make her payments on time for her communal bank is made up of responsible and supportive people. Upon receiving your support Demetria will invest
the money in the purchase of “floury, white and yellow varieties” of potatoes and batches of alfalfa to supply her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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