A loan of $950 helped to pay for day laborers who will work on her crops.


Olga's story

Olga is 35 years old, and with her partner, Marcelino, she has three children who are 16, 12, and 11 years old. They all live in their own home located in the native community Huacamayo. She works in agriculture, producing achiote, citrus fruits (oranges, mandarins, and lemons), bananas, and coffee. "My sales are good, depending on who the buyer is," she mentions. Her principal buyers are coffee middlemen or stockpilers, businessmen who export achiote, and wholesalers who take the bananas and citrus fruits to other cities for retail sale. Her work is intense, so Marcelino gives her unconditional support. But they also have to hire people to optimize the work. This is her seventh loan with MFP and she is committed to making her payments as she has with her past opportunities. She belongs to a solid and responsible communal bank called "Huacamayo," and she feels at ease with the other members. She will invest this money in paying day laborers that she will hire for the cleaning of her different crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tamara Hellgren


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