A loan of $575 helped to hire day laborers.

Norma's story

Norma, 37, is married to Julio,with whom she has two sons aged 13 and 9. Norma lives with her family in a home in the district and province of Chanchamayo. Norma is a woman who likes field work. At 20 she learned to be independent, and with the help of her husband was able to grow and produce fruit in 3 blocks or parcels of land.

Thus, she grows coffee, bananas and avocados. Coffee is her flagship product, which gets more revenue, but it's an annual crop. Bananas give security to solve her need for high revenue each week. But avocados may be what some tastes prefer. "Every time I harvest, I sell 10 to 12 crates, each selling for 12 soles," she says. Meanwhile, Julio works at a private company which generates a fixed monthly income. He feels happy to work, because thanks to his effort he can support and educate their children. One of Norma's short term goals is to acquire another plot of land to expand her production of coffee.

This would be the first time that Norma would agree to a loan from MFP. She is happy to be part of a community bank which they called "Virgen del Carmen". Norma gives her word of providing timely payment of fees, if thanks to your help, she gets the loan. With the loan, she can hire the necessary laborers to clean her coffee crops. Norma pays 30 soles per day for each worker. She claims to be one of the largest investors in field work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Angela Yeh

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