A loan of $200 helped to buy more medicinal plants to make natural medicines.

Ysabel's story

Ysabel is 40 years old, and lives in a house that she has rented for more than 20 years along with her family: her husband Adolfo and her son Joel. When she met her husband, he was working selling natural medicines. She began to help him. The business consists of buying medicinal plants with which they make home-made medicines that they sell in their town's market. Adolfo is 63 years old and has 35 years of experience. This is why Ysabel helps him make the medicines, with the goal of learning the secrets of natural medicines. "My husband is already known, the townspeople know my house and I receive visits from them constantly, since there are a lot of illnesses that are not cured in the hospitals," she says.

She belongs to the solidarity group Nuevo Amanecer and this is her seventh credit with MFP. In all this time (more than three years) she received the necessary money to invest in her business, which is why she promises to be on time with her payments. In addition, she is pleased to be part of her group because all the people are responsible. Ysabel will invest this money in buying more medicinal plants to make natural medicines.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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