A loan of $575 helped to buy natural fertilizers.

Martha's story

Martha is 48 years old. She has five children, but only one of them, Edwin, lives with her. She owns her own house, which is located in a place called Pampa Blanca.
She has six milk cows. Every morning she sells their milk to the people in her area. Her customers are appreciative of the delicious flavor of her milk. For this she gets a good daily income that helps her meet the daily necessities for her family.
She also grows potatoes, beans and other products. She has her agricultural land in the higher parts of the community. She has to travel many hours on a donkey to reach these fields. In spite of this, she likes the work. She has good harvests. She says, “Better products come from hard work.” Now she is growing corn and she will surely have buyers for her crop. She is a hardworking and courageous woman.
Martha belongs to the “Pampa Blanca” (White Grass) Community Bank. This is her eighth loan with MFP. She is happy for this, as she has been working many years with groups where one person helps another.
Martha will use the money for this loan to buy natural fertilizers to disperse between her corn crops, which she will plant in a few days.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski

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