A loan of $950 helped to buy seeds.


Pepe's story

Pepe, 61, is a man who is always active and taking care of his responsibilities. He and his wife, who have four grown children living independently, live in their own house with three grandchildren who they care for. Pepe grows regional produce such as "ají charapita" ( a local type of chili pepper). He also has a small stall at home where his wife sells gasoline, and also offers meals, ice and beverages. He likes his work because he has time for all of his activities and can be near his grandchildren. He has good customers who are always waiting weekly for him to sell them his crops. In the future he hopes to maintain the rhythm he has because it is good for earning an income for the household. This is his sixth loan through MFP, so he hopes to be able to continue with his goals. He is committed to paying it back on time, responsibly, once again. He is very comfortable in his communal bank because the members of the group are all very responsible and supportive of each other. He plans to use the 2,500 PEN loan to buy seeds to sow and products to sell from home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess


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