A loan of $1,475 helped to buy bags of organic fertilizer and potato seeds.

Ada's story

Ada, 27, and her husband, Edwin, have two children: Daniela, four, and Dayro, eight months. They live in the house her husband inherited in the rural community of Casacoto, Tarma.

For five years she has earned a living in agriculture and supported her family, for which she wants a better future. Her specialty crop is the potato in the varieties of "Chanchán", "Tomasa" and others. She also grows peas, beans, corn, etc., which she sells to the wholesale market in the city. But when she has a large production, she takes it to Lima (capital). "In Lima one does not lose money because everyone knows the Tarma potatoes are good", she says. Thanks to the support of her husband, she can dedicate much work and sacrifice to her crops, since many times the rain and intense cold can get in her way. It is now the important sowing season and she will invest in potato seeds.

This is her third loan through MFP and she is committed to paying it back on time. Also, she belongs to the communal bank "Sembradoras de Casacoto", which she enjoys because the members are friendly.

Ada will use the loan to buy bags of organic fertilizer (120 PEN each), and 20 sacks of potato seeds.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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