A loan of $1,450 helped to buy seeds and fertilizer.

John's story

John, 24, is a young, single man living with his parents and two younger siblings. The house is theirs and it’s located in Tarma’s Bellavista neighborhood.

As a child he’d help his parents weeding and harvesting . When his parents saw how effectively he worked they decided to give him his own land. This is how he started growing peas, lima beans, potatoes and greens. “The sale of these products is profitable but one also has to invest much seed, manure and laborers,” he comments.

John already has established customers that are wholesaler middlemen in a settlement 40 minutes from his zone. He used to invest his profits in his machine maintenance courses but now that he’s completed them he continues working in agriculture and driving large vehicles into the central jungle.

John is a young man with clear plans for the future. He plans to buy more farmland to plant larger quantities with help from his family who always supports him.

He belongs to the “Señor de Muruhuay” communal bank and he likes it because of the mutually supportive work of all the members. This is his fourth loan with MFP and he mentions that he feels grateful for the help he gets from this entity and this is why he promises to be punctual with his installment payments.

The money he’s requesting now will be of use to buy potato seeds and sacks of fertilizer to start a large planting.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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