A loan of $775 helped to buy organic fertilizer.

Lucía's story

Lucia is a 45 year old widow. She lives in her own house with her three children who give her the strength to move forward.

Ever since she was widowed she has had to work hard to get herself and her children ahead. She grows cocoa. She used to do this with the help of her husband, now she works with her children who do no allow their mother to work too hard because they now have the ability to perform the hard tasks. For Lucia there are no obstacles in getting ahead in an activity that she has been doing for 26 years. The harvest that she get three or four times a year, she takes to the collection centers where she is rewarded with good profits. In the future she would like to have a store, but for the time being she concentrates her efforts to the farm.

This is her loan number 6 with MFP and she feels proud of the support that she gets to continue with her work. In her community bank she works with responsible and above all very caring people.

She will use the 2,000 new soles that she is requesting to buy organic fertilizer for her crop of cocoa.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit

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