A loan of $375 helped to buy natural fertilizers.

Felix's story

27-year-old Félix is a singularly good man. He lives together with his three children, Javier, Danitza and Jordi, who he cares for in his own home, in the town of Aymará. His wife died barely a year ago. Since then he has cared for his children himself.

Félix's main business activity is caring for his farmland where he grows potatoes, 'olluco' (a native tuber) and corn. He sells his crops in the city of Huancayo which he travels to often. He also has animals such as sheep, cows, guinea pigs and horses. He makes income by fattening and selling his animals and also from the milk that his cows produce. Whenever he has time he makes cheese which boosts his income. In addition to this, Félix also makes firewood from mature trees and this is how he cooks his food. However, when his neighbors ask for some he also sells them some. Right now, Félix would like to increase his working capital so that he can sow crops on all of his farmland because he has two hectares where he would like to sow a variety of tubers.

Félix belongs to the 'Flor de Papa' community bank and this is his first loan from MFP. He feels like he is developing because he is obtaining the help he needs to make progress in his business. With your support, Félix will invest the money he has requested in buying natural fertilizers to spread over his potato crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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