A loan of $200 helped to buy 5 bags of compost.

Sarela's story

Sarela is 30 years old. She is a commendable single mother. She and her 8 month old daughter live in her mother's house in the district of Perene - Chanchamayo. From the day that her little daughter was born, Sarela has gotten up every morning to work in her planted fields. Agriculture was the work that her parents did and for that reason she did not hesitate to do the same to watch over her child.

Her mother gave her 1-1/2 parcels of farming land where she grows coffee and bananas. “Planting always gives me income. It depends on how you work and negotiate the crops. So far I’m getting along fine, she comments.”

She also has a small neighborhood grocery store, a neglected business because of her field work and childbirth. Now she is thinking of resuming as she founds herself in better shape and eager to get back to work. “I want my daughter to live well, I don’t care what work I have to do,” she concludes.

With your help, this will be her 5th loan that she would receive through MFP, and she promises to make her monthly payments on time. She comments that she feels pleased and encouraged by the communal bank through the solidarity work that it does. She will use the money to buy 5 bags of organic compost to fertilizer the 1-1/2 parcels of land of coffee and bananas.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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