A loan of $575 helped to buy sacks of fertilizer as well as sacks of flour to make bread.

Jocelinda's story

Jocelinda, 26, lives with her parents and her sister Lisbet, 23, in their own house located in the town of Palcamayo, Tarma. With sweetness and charisma, Jocelinda says that at the age of 15 she learned to be a responsible woman. She began working in a bakery making and selling bread. In time she opened her own bakery and works there with her mother.

"Bakery work is at night, so we sleep very little. It's worth it." And if that were not enough, this selfless woman also works in agriculture, helping her parents growing spinach, carrots, lettuce, and other vegetables. What she likes most is helping her family, because her greatest desire is to see her sister fulfilled and her parents calm.

Now she wants to buy more merchandise for her bakery and acquire her own plot of land to be able to grow a larger quantity of vegetables. For this she will hire personnel to optimize these jobs.

This will be her third loan from MFP, so she gives her word that she will be punctual in making her monthly payments. She is happy about belonging to her communal bank, Patrón San Cristóbal, whose members are supportive and indicate the same goal: self-improvement.

When she receives the money, Jocelinda will be able to buy sacks of flour and other ingredients to make bread. She also will dedicate part of the money to buying organic fertilizer for her carrot crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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