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

Zenovia's story

Zenovia, 65, is a widow; her children are all independent adults now. She lives alone in her own house that she built with her husband when she was young.

She is a sweet woman who is very dedicated. Her age is no impediment for her to devote herself to a very tiring activity: agriculture. The soil in her area is apt for pea, potato, corn and some vegetables so she takes maximum advantage of each season to produce. “I like my work because I feel free walking along the canyons and mountains with my animals and caring for my crops,“ she says. She takes advantage of her time from the first glimmers of dawn; it’s the only way she can be sure to care for all her crops. What she dislikes is that sometimes they become infested with pests and she remember sadly how once she lost almost her entire crop but with experience she continues to work. She just finished harvesting corn a month ago and now has space available to plant peas which she’ll do this month.

She is a member of the “Lindo Amanecer de Cumutay” (Beautiful Cumutay Dawn) and she likes the way her group works. This would be MFP loan #11 for her and she is very grateful for the trust placed in her for so long; she’s been with this institution more than 5 years. She will use the money from this loan to buy a sack of pea seeds (600 soles) and will use the rest for any other expense that might arise relating to her fields.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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