A loan of $575 helped to buy three bags of pea seeds.

Celestino's story

Celestino is 50 years old. He is married to Dominga, with whom he has two children. They live in their own house that Celestino built with a great deal of effort.

He has been farming since he was 18 years old. Currently he grows potatoes, peas, corn and flowers. He really likes farm work, because he does it with all the members of his family.

He acknowledges that the work involves sacrifice, but he must watch over all his crops so that they aren't lost because of pests or bad weather. This way he feels that his dedication is rewarded at harvest time, as he gathers his whole crop and sells it at the wholesale market in his city.

He also raises bees, and activity he considers a hobby, but from which he obtains extra income through the sale of the honey. Now he intends to plant peas, as the rainy season is approaching and he has to make best use of the season.

He belongs to the “Lindo Amanecer de Cumutay” communal bank. This would be his 11th loan with MFP, so he is very grateful to all the people who are making this loan possible.

This time, Celestino will invest in the purchase of three bags of pea seeds.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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