A loan of $1,150 helped to buy natural fertilizers for her next planting.


Maria's story

María is 53 years old. She is a hard working woman. She is married to Juan with whom she has four children of whom only two are in her care: Estefany and Jovana. The house where they live has been rented for three years. For six years she has been dedicated to farming and livestock. In her own farm land she plants potato, maize and lima bean which she fertilizes, takes care of and harvests with a lot of care since she knows that she will reap the reward when she sells in the city market. She herself transports the products to sell them, "I have to make the sale and negotiate a higher price, she comments. Additionally, she raises animals (pigs and sheep which she fattens to then sell their meat. Thanks to this activity, she makes stable income to support the family expenses. This is her third loan with MFP and during all of this time, she has managed to advance her business and acquire earnings for the future of her children. For this reason, she promises to be punctual with her payments since she is thankful to be part of her group. Maria will invest the money from this loan in the purchase of natural fertilizers for her next planting.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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