A loan of $375 helped to hire labourers.


Lourdes's story

29-year old Lourdes is single and lives in her own house. She is willing to go to a lot of trouble to obtain a better future for herself. She is energetically pursuing whatever needs to be done to achieve her objectives.

Lourdes works in the fields growing cocoa, a product that brings in a good income in the Palmapampa area. At harvest time she hires labourers to help her pick the cocoa quickly. The rainy season poses a problem as she cannot look after the fields as well as she would like; spreading insecticide and weeding between the plants are difficult to do then. Sometimes she cannot afford the supplies necessary to avoid a bad harvest.

For these reasons Lourdes has approached MFP for help with her problems. This will be her second loan with MFP. She promises to make the repayments punctually. She is a responsible member of her community bank. With the S/.1000 loan Lourdes will contract labourers to help her weed the afflicted plants.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A


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