A loan of $1,500 helped to buy cacao plants and to hire day workers.

Ida's story

Ida, age 39, is the single mother of four children. They live in their own house in the Pichari district. Ida is a great person with a big heart. She is both mother and father to her four children. She tries to get the greatest production from her crops in order to give her children a better education.

She usually works with her children cultivating cacao and coffee on her parcel of land near her house. She generally sells her products to the highest bidder in the Llochegua district. However, she is thinking of opening a grocery store in Pichari later on. She would do this so that her children could go to school in that city. They would be able to support themselves with the store while she continues with her agricultural work.

She is happy with the work she does because it generates good income for her. Therefore, she is constantly performing maintenance, fertilizing, and pruning her crops.

This is her second loan with MFP. She pledges to once more make her payments punctually. She will use the 4,000 soles to increase her cacao crops. She will also hire day workers to clear the weeds from her parcel.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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