A loan of $1,525 helped to purchase natural fertilizers.

Arístides's story

Arístides is 46 years old, he is single, and he is a worker. He lives with his sisters and nephews for whom he loves and cares for very much. They own the house that they live in and it is located in Pampas.

During the day he stays in the region because that is where his farmland is located, and he cares for his potatoes, peas, and corn crops. The sales of his crops depend on the price set at the market. For example, if people find that the prices are low, then the crops are sold there. But if there is a demand, then he takes his crops to the capital where he can make a bigger profit.

Additionally, he buys and sells cattle. He now has two cows that he will soon sell. He will also begin to buy bulls and sheep that he will sell in the cattle market in the city.

Right now his project is to improve the quality of his potatoes because he is one of only a few farmers that grow organic potatoes. They contain natural nutrients and are characterized by their large size.

He belongs to the group "La Colpa" and this is his forth loan with MFP. He is thankful for the support that MFP provides because he has access to the capital he needs to be able to work and grow his business. Furthermore, he promises to be punctual with his payments because the association is comprised of responsible people.

Arístides will invest the money from this loan in the purchase of chicken manure (natural fertilizer) for the next planting cycle of his peas and potatoes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Connelly

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