A loan of $1,475 helped to buy four bags of pea seeds and two bags of lima bean seeds as well as to buy sacks of manure.

Delfina's story

Delfina, 31, lives with her husband and their two year old twins: Betzi and Bretza. She lives in the company of her parents, children and husband in her parents’ house located in the Yanama Alto settlement in Palca-Tarma District.

She grows potatoes, peas and lima beans. “Planting lima beans and peas is profitable because one does not invest as much as with potatoes and their price is almost always good,” she explains.

She affirms that work in the fields is hard even more so having to endure the rain and cold in her zone but these aren’t obstacles to continue with the struggle. Her daughters are her greatest inspiration and why she trusts that she will reach her goals. Sales are better in the city of Lima so she travels there regularly taking vegetable and potatoes to the wholesale market. She hopes to have good savings so that she can buy a car to get around more easily; to do so she will continue working with the same optimism.

Delfina will get loan #13 from MFP and she is grateful for the support provided all this time. She trusts that she will make her payments punctually like she’s always done.

She belongs to the “Los Manatiales de Yanama” (Yanama’s Springs) communal bank and feels happy to be part of such a responsible, mutually supportive group. If she were to receive the money she will be able to use it to buy four bags of pea seeds and two of lima beans. The rest will be used to buy sacks of organic manure.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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