A loan of $300 helped to pay for day laborers and buy supplies for his farming business.

Primitivo's story

Primitivo, 60, is a diligent, hard-working man with a strong drive to get ahead. He is separated from the mother of his children, but they still live together in a house that he owns.
Primitivo has a farming business. He grows yucca and platanos and sells what he doesn’t need for his own use at a local market. He also produces palm oil on 20 hectares of land that he bought 50 years ago, when he first began farming. His children help him harvest his crop and he shares his earnings with them. He likes the business and knows it well because he’s worked at it for many years, and he’s now passing what he knows along to his children. He has learned to manage any money that he has left to better provide for his children. He lives too far out, he says, to receive basic services like electricity, but there are new programs in place that he hopes will deliver better services in the future. Primitivo is a new borrower and this is his first MFP loan. He is counting on your support to help him continue his business. He likes his community bank because he knows most of the members and considers them to be good people.
He will use this 800 new soles loan to buy organic manure to produce palm and to pay day laborers to help him harvest his crop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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