A loan of $750 helped to buy sacks of fertilizer.

Sofia's story

Sofia, 51, is a dedicated woman. She has lived with her husband, Daniel, for 30 years, They have three children, but only Gisela lives with her in her own home located in the settlement of Churampi. Her principal objective at present is to pay the costs of her daughter’s studies to become a chef. This is the reason she goes very early every morning to her fields of potato, corn and green peas, which she sells in the city of Huancayo where she travels at each harvest. However, as a good country woman, she also raises animals and has 7 cows, 50 sheep and a burro she uses as a pack animal. She mentions that, thanks to the milk that her cows provide, she has made various cheese molds, which she sells to the merchants who constantly visit the area. As well, a short while ago she stated selling food to the highway construction workers. With all of this extra income, she is able to live happily and peacefully.

Sofía belongs to the Nueva Generación communal bank and this is her third loan with MFP. Consequently, she feels empowered since she will receive the economic help she needs to meet her goals. Thus, she promises to be punctual in making her payments. Upon receiving your support, Sofía will invest the money in the purchase of natural fertilizer for her next planting of potatoes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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