A loan of $775 helped to buy bags of fertilizer and potato seeds.


Romulo's story

Rómulo is 55 years old. He is married to Ambrosia with whom he has 8 children but he lives only with the youngest who is 16. They live in their own house located in a farming and ranching area. Rómulo is an exemplary man. At his age, he is dedicated to farming, a very tiring but heartwarming activity. He grows potatoes in great quantities mainly in the months of May, November and December. "In this area, the floury potatoes grow big and healthy. As a result, their selling prices is always favorable", he mentions.

Rómulo began this work when he was young and later started his family. Now, with the experience of many years, he learned to start other businesses like selling beef. Every Friday he travels to Chanchamayo where he has a stall. On Thursdays and Sundays, he sells meat in the Tarma market. In this way Rómulo works and gets ahead. He is very thankful for the help and trust provided to him so this time he also hopes for support to start another crop of potatoes. This is his second loan with MFP. Like the previous loan, he mentions that he will be punctual with his monthly payments. He belongs to the "Mirando un futuro mejor" (looking at a better future) community bank and he likes teamwork. With the money, he will acquire bags of fertilizer and farmyard manure (1500 soles). Also, he will buy potato seed (500 soles).

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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