A loan of $750 helped to buy insecticide for insects.

Ernestina's story

Ernestina is 47 years old. She is a humble woman who lives in her own house with her husband Emiliano, who is 61, and their 5 beloved children, to whom they offer live and wellbeing. Ernestina works at the household duties and with her husband's help con work in the field where she plants cacao. At harvest time she has the help of some laborers in order to get the product out faster to later sell in the wholesalers' center. Ernestina thinks that good production comes from hard work and care for her plantings. In the future, she hopes to buy more land and be able to increase her cacao plants. On the other hand, now she has to fumigate her plants against the insect pests that show up after the rains.This will be loan number 8 with MFP and she is thankful for the trust that they give her so that she can attain her goals. She goes on time to her communal bank's meetings and she is up to date on what is happening in the group. With the 2,000 neuvos soles, she will be able to buy insecticides to avoid the pests that can destroy her crop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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