A loan of $375 helped to buy construction material such as metal supports and cement for her new house.

Ana's story

42-year old Ana is a hardworking woman who lives with her 42-year old husband Rómulo and their four children. They currently live on their farm where they have a house made of wood while they finish building their new home made of better-quality materials.

For more than 30 years, since the beginning of her working life, Ana has earned her living growing coffee. At the start she had to work for other people and then, with her savings, she bought land and today has her own coffee fields which she tends carefully.

With help from her husband and children and a certain amount of optimism she gets good harvests. Her goal is to improve the family’s standard of living. She takes the coffee to sell at central warehouses where they pay good prices. They have managed to buy land on which to build their house and also to look after the coffee plants. Now Ana’s greatest wish is to be able to finish the new house. This will be her fourth loan with MFP; she will be as responsible as always with the repayments. She is happy with the work of her community bank as it is made up of responsible people. With the S/. 1,000 loan she will buy construction material such as metal supports and cement.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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