A loan of $775 helped to pay the day laborers working on her farm.

Elsa's story

Elsa is 23 years old. Her husband's name is Javier and they have three children, ages 7, 6 and 3. The young family lives in a small country house they built themselves in the community of Santa Teresa, Pichanaki, in the central forest.

Despite having to take care of three young children, Elsa is dedicated to farming. Thanks to her parents and in-laws she owns eight plots of land, where she grows coffee, bananas, annatto and yuca. She mentions proudly that she harvests especially large quantities of coffee. Elsa's parents also worked in agriculture, so she had fifteen years of experience before cultivating her own crops with Javier.

Since their farm has grown over time, Elsa and Javier are often unable to manage the harvest on their own so they hire temporary farm laborers to speed up the work. Elsa is hoping to hire more help soon, because it is time to harvest her annatto crop and the market prices are high. This is her second loan from MFP. She appreciated what the first loan allowed her to do and is committed to making her monthly payments on time. Her community bank is called "Los Ompicres" and Elsa is grateful for the company of its members. She will use the loan funds to pay day laborers to maintain and apply fertilizer to her coffee plantation.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu

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