A loan of $1,150 helped to buy seeds and fertilizer.

Rosa's story

Rosa, 43, is married to Alejandro and they have five children. She learned everything necessary to plant when she was still very little. Since then she’s liked working in the fields and in agriculture. When she formed her own family she started to grow products like potatoes, peas, lima beans and other vegetables. ‘Now I don’t plant much potato because its market price is unstable; I only plant the yellow variety of potato which is more profitable for me,” she comments. She wants to work even harder now because she does not own any land of her own.

She belongs to the “Productores Huallhua” communal bank and this is MFP loan #7. She’s been working with loans from this micro credit firm for about four years and has succeeded in improving her economic situation. Because of this she promises to be punctual with her installment payments. Also, she enjoys working with her communal bank because they all help each other out. Rosa will use the money to buy four sacks of pea seeds as well as some natural fertilizer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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