A loan of $575 helped to hire day laborers.

Gloria's story

Gloria, 25, is a very hardworking woman. She lives in a rented house with her partner Silvestre, 33, and her two beloved children, Cresly, 7, and Eli, 4, whom she wants to give greater well-being. Gloria and her partner are the pillars of their children because Gloria's parents instilled in her from a young age how to dig in the dirt. That is how she learned to work the land.

Today she has five hectares of land planted with cacao plants. During the harvest season she has the help of day laborers who are responsible for harvesting and moving the product to the drying areas. What she likes most about her job is walking around the green areas and breathing the fresh air that nature gives her. She considers the most difficult part to be transporting her products from her community to the distribution centers located in the city, where she gets better prices for her products.

Her difficulty is not being able to have enough income to make the payments in advance to the day laborers who help her with the harvests and weeding. This is how she came to the loans that the MFP institution facilitates. Her greatest priority now is to plant more coffee plants because she has land for planting. This will be her first loan with MFP. She knows that if she pays it on time she will be able to get another loan without worrying.

With the 1,500 PEN she will hire day laborers to help her with the coffee harvest and weeding.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details