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

Jose's story

José, 52, is married to Mardonia with whom he has three children. They all live together in the house they built with much effort.

He is a pleasant, kind man who has worked in agriculture for the last 25 years. Vegetables grow healthy and strong in his area so he strives to grow spinach, lettuce, carrots, peas, potatoes and corn. He is a very well-organized man. He knows which product must be planted in which month in order to obtain the best harvests and profits. To do so, he sometimes hires staff to make the work more efficient while his wife prepares the meals. He also works as a bricklayer, painter, plumber, etc. He is a very curious, hardworking man. On this occasion, therefore, he will strive even harder in the work in the field because planting season is approaching. “If I plant this month I will be harvesting in January and prices are good that month,” he mentions. José has many plans among which is improving crop yields and to plant in larger amounts.

This is the first time José has called on an MFP loan and he feels happy about the support he’s getting and says that he will make his monthly payments. He will use the money from this loan to buy sacks of pea seeds (2200 soles) and will use the 800 left over to buy fertilizer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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