A loan of $750 helped to hire day laborers..


Israel's story

Israel, 27, is a very good-natured and determined young man. He lives in his own home along with his wife Eugenia, 22, and their two dear children, Alexander, 4, and Josue, 3, to whom he wishes to provide a better quality of life. Israel is a productive citizen and devotes himself wholeheartedly to working the earth in order to plant coffee, cocoa and coca leaf plants, something he has been doing for more than ten years. During harvest times he relies on the support of day laborers so as to rapidly extract the beans and leaves for sale to the warehousing companies who remunerate him well for each kilogram of cocoa, coffee and coca leaves he sells. However, it is difficult for him to transport his products from the farm to the warehouses, located in the city of San Francisco [Peru]. But for now his biggest priority is to buy new land in order to increase his acreage for planting and thus increase production and achieve good financial stability.

This will be his second loan with MFP. He is willing to make all his payments on time, since he wishes to have access to another loan further on. In his communal bank he is a highly participative member. With the 2,000 Peruvian soles he will hire day laborers to assist him in removing the weeds afflicting his plants.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts


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