A loan of $200 helped to purchase seeds and fertilizer.

Yanet's story

Yanet is 21 years old, single and lives with her mother in the community of Chanchamayo, Peru. For the past three years she has made a living in agriculture and currently has two plots of lands that her parents gave her to become independent. She plants bananas, annatto, yucca and citrus fruits on the land. The work is very tiring, so she receives help from her parents and siblings, but when the tasks are intense she hires day laborers to harvest and clean the crops. "These past months the citrus fruits are selling well, coffee too, although the price this year is a little low," she says. The majority of her produce she sells to her own community. Yanet is content with her work because she sees her efforts bear fruit. Now she hopes to produce another plot of yucca, for which she will buy seeds and fertilizer. This will be her first loan with Kiva partner MFP, and she promises to make her payments with ease. She joined the "Las Rositas de Ubiriki" community bank, where she shares pleasant moments and economic support. She plans to invest the money she is requesting in the purchase of yucca seeds and bags of organic fertilizer for the new harvest.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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