A loan of $775 helped to buy manure and hire day laborers.

Josefina's story

Josefina, 42, is a humble, hardworking woman; she’s always watching over her family. She lives in her own house with her spouse, Máximo, 47, and their five children who are the motivation for her daily efforts.

She’s been growing cocoa beans for 12 years to cover family expenses, especially her children’s schooling costs. She carries out this activity starting at 5:30am with help from her husband and on weekends alongside her children too.

What she likes best about this work is obtaining a good harvest after so much effort and to receive a good remuneration at the gathering centers for each kilogram of cocoa beans. Josefina comments that the problems all growers face is the weeds that grow among the plants. This is why she’s calling on MFP to request a loan that will help her solve the problems that interfere with her getting good crop yields so that she can continue with her work plans. For the future, she’d like her children to become professionals.

This is her 9th MFP loan and she feels happy to receive this support and commits to be punctual with her installment payments. She’s a person who collaborates with her fellow communal bank members’ decisions.

She will use the 2000 new soles requested now to hire day laborers to help her get rid of the weeds around her plants; she will use the rest to buy fertilizer for her crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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