A loan of $1,125 helped purchase barbasco roots.


Lidia's story

Lidia is 31 years old and lives with her partner Luciano, 33. They live in their own house. Together they have 3 children, who they want to give a more prosperous life. Lidia says that one can get far by proposing and setting goals.

Since she was a young girl she has wanted to work in agriculture and buy her own land where she now plants barbasco [mullein] root. She sells her products to the major wholesalers. Sometimes she also has to buy barbasco. She is happy about her experiences and doesn't have any regrets about taking up this activity. She is also assured that she is doing the right thing for the environment. At harvest time she needs to hire workers to help expedite the harvesting of the barbasco. Normally, she sells her products to co-ops in her town at a competitive price.

With the loan requested Lidia will buy barbasco plants to graft and obtain the income from what they produce in the short term. Her future plan is to continue buying barbasco since it is very profitable to sell. This will be her eighth loan with MFP. She is very happy to know that she will have financial support again. She is a supportive member in her communal bank and she ensures her group's progress. With the 3,000 nuevos soles [Peruvian currency], she will buy barbasco roots.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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