A loan of $1,325 helped to buy 40 sacks of natural fertilizers.

Anibal's story

Aníbal is 53 years old. For the past 15 years, he has lived in the home he inherited from his parents, located in Tambo Paccha. There he built a family with his wife Elena and their six children, of whom just four still live at home.

From the early hours of the day he directs himself to his agricultural fields; he remarks that he is very tired from having to get up so early, but it has served him well in the harvest time. He feels secure in being able to obtain good results from the sales of his food products. "If I don't succeed in cleaning, fertilizing, and maintaining my plantings free of infestations, I can't have a good harvest," he says. He sells his products in the nearest city, because it's easiest for him to move them to that location, since his town is about two hours from one city to the other city. He makes the most of his work in the countryside by raising animals. He has 22 sheep and two cows, from the latter two he gets the milk that they produce for his own consumption, while the sheep are sold to the ranchers in the area by way of obtaining another source of income.

He is a member of the community support group “Productores” and this is his fifth credit with MFP. In all these years he has succeeded in obtaining great benefits from his business, like increasing his milk production and plantings, which resulted in an increase in his profits. For this reason, he promises to be able to make punctual payments on his loan.

Aníbal will invest the money from his loan in buying 40 sacks of natural fertilizers to use on his broad bean fields.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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