A loan of $325 helped to buy a bag of pea seeds.

Gregorio's story

Gregorio is 55 years old, and he's married to Juana with whom he has two children: Frateli and Abdias. They live in a house the Gregorio built with a lot of hard work. For more than 30 years he's worked in agricultre thanks to the good soil he has where he lives. In these years he's learned to grow potatoes, peas, and corn, as he says, with skill. "The work is tiring. In the morning I have to do the cleaning and protect the crops against insects," he says. Now he has 10 plots of land that he acquired bit by bit thanks to his hard work. Additionally he works as a mason in some construction projects, which brings in extra money for his family. Gregorio is excited; he knows that the harvest in this month will be good and big because of the rainy season that they've had. He plans to plans peas and potatoes.

He belongs to the communal back "Punray avanzado," and this is his 10th loan with MFP. Furthermore he likes working with the group and for the support of his progress. Gregorio will plant peas and to the that he will invest the 800 soles into the purchase of a bag of seeds.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan

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