A loan of $750 helped to buy coffee plants.


Lurgia's story

20-year old Lurgia is a friendly hardworking woman who lives in her own house with 25-year old husband Rafael and their three beloved children. Her greatest wish is to provide them with a good education so she works hard to do this.

The green fields of the small town of Santa Rosa are part of Lurgia’s life. It’s a pleasant place in which to work. As a small child she was taught by her parents how to work the land, and now she has her own fields where she and her husband grow coffee. It’s demanding work that takes up all their time. Lurgia most enjoys harvest time when she feels that the months of hard work have paid off in high quality coffee. She’s been doing this work for four months and considers that the most difficult part of the job is transporting the coffee from the fields to the warehouses in Santa Rosa.

With the loan Lurgia will buy coffee plants so she can have a good harvest. As time goes on she hopes to save enough money to buy more land. This is her second loan with MFP, and she promises to make her repayments according to the schedule. She is happy with her community bank as all the members fulfill their financial obligations. With the S/. 2,000 she will buy coffee plants for her fields.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A


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