A loan of $200 helped to buy natural fertilizers to spread among her corn plants.

Entusa's story

Entusa, age 60, is an unassuming and kindhearted woman. She lives with her husband, Julio, and they have nine children. Only her youngest child lives with her. She lives in her own house in Chacas.

She and her husband work the fields, which took years of great effort to manage to get. Her main products are corn, beans, barley, and peas. They fertilize, water, and weed them from the early morning hours until the last ray of sunshine. During each harvest, and with help from their children, they take the products to the city, where they sell them at a main market.

They also have pigs and sheep that they raise for their own consumption. They also have two cows that produce milk that they consume. That is how the keep up with their food needs. Her greatest wish is to continue planting; she likes it a lot. Therefore, she will get together more capital in order to continue planting in greater quantities.

She belongs to the Sumaq Sonqo communal bank, and this is their third loan with MFP. She appreciates the opportunity they have given her because she will be able to improve her business. She pledges to be punctual with her payments. She likes working with her communal bank where everyone is responsible and supportive.

She will use the requested money to buy natural fertilizers to spread among her corn plants.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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