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

Herlinda's story

Herlinda, 53, lives with her spouse with whom she has two children who are 26 and 22 years old but no longer living with her. Herlinda and her husband live in their own home located in Tarma’s Acobamba District.

Her vitality and courage are proven by her achievements like having obtained her own farmland and her own house. Despite some limitations she managed to pay her children’s university education and all of this was thanks to planting peas, lima beans, corn, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, spinach and other greens that produce good profits.

Her crops are currently highly sought after in the city’s central market and during planting seasons she’s in contact with buyers in different cities including the capital.

But she’s conscious of the fact that planting seasons don’t last all year so she varies her crops according to demand. “These months are pea season and June is greens and December is corn,” she mentions.

Herlinda feels that she’s worked hard her entire life and this is why she’ll work to save so that she can rest later on because her strength won’t be the same.

This is loan #11 with MFP and just like in past cycles she will make her payments punctually. She belongs to the “Señor de Muruhuay-Bellavista” communal bank one of the oldest in her location and she feels happy to be part of such a solid group which is why she didn’t hesitate to accept the post of president.

With the money she’s asking for now she will be able to buy six bags of pea seeds to start the big planting season powerfully.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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