A loan of $1,525 helped to buy seeds and farm supplies.

Claudia's story

Claudia, 48, is married to Vidal and they have seven children but only two of them and her little granddaughter live with them in her own house that they bought 27 years ago.

She works in agriculture and animal husbandry. She heads out to her ranch every morning to care for her cows and to make cheese with the milk they produce. But the activity she’s been in for more than 15 years is agriculture. She has her own fields where she grows corn, potatoes and peas. “I plant in quantity which is why I need capital because I won’t see any income for several months until harvest time which is when I expect to have good profits,” she comments. This is why she cares for her crops very carefully because she depends on them very much to obtain good profits. Her secret is to sell her crops in the nation’s capital where she already has steady customers.

She belongs to the “Pueblo Nuevo” (New Town) communal bank and this is her 10th MFP loan. She feels good working in her communal bank because she gets good advice there on how to improve her crops because they are all farmers like her. On this occasion, Claudia will invest in the purchase of 7 sacks of pea seeds and 65 sacks of natural fertilizer for her next potato and pea crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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