A loan of $375 helped to contract day workers.

Edwin's story

Edwin is 34 years old and lives with Olida, with whom he has two children, ages 10 and 7. All of them live together in their own, harmonious home, in the indigenous community of Alto San Pablo, Chanchamayo. Edwin is an exemplary husband and father. All of his efforts are driven by his family.

He began learning how to work the field at a young age, and this is how he began doing his own planting in plots of field in his community that his parents gave to him.

In this way, he has been able to stock up and balance what he produces. He cultivates coffee, ginger, and plantains. “I harvest the coffee from April to August, the ginger from the middle of May to December. In these months the sales are profitable,” he says.

Edwin sells his coffee to co-ops, while he sells the ginger in the city of Pichanaki, where the buyers come.

Edwin wants to expand his fields and increase his production. With this, he wants to give his children and wife better living conditions.

This will be the first time that Edwin gets a loan from MFP, and because of this he gives his word to be punctual in his payments. He feels excited to be a part of the communal bank, “Los Norionkis de Alto San Pablo.”

Upon receiving the money, he will put it towards the cleaning of the lands he cultivates. He will contract personnel to get rid of weeds and level the land. He spends 30 soles on each worker daily, including food.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaleigh Oleynik

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