A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase sacks of fertilizer.

Marina's story

Marina is a 38-year-old married woman. She lives in her own house, which she acquired along with her husband, 40-year-old Eulogio. From this relationship they have three children. Maria's business is one of hard work, because she grows cocoa, coffee, achiote, string bean and fruit trees. She's been in this line of work for over 20 years, and she has her husband's support; however, during harvest season she always hires day laborers to help her reap her produce.
For Marina, her work is an activity she enjoys, because she feels at peace when she gets a very good crop; nonetheless, she comments that in the beginning she had problems with her plants. But now that she's experienced, her crop yields very productive results, and the produce is sold in distribution centers in her town. In time she wishes to own a grocery store, but right now her priority is to fumigate her plants. This is her third loan, and she's thankful to the lenders who support her in moving forward with her business plan. She's also glad to belong to a communal bank whose members are supportive and responsible people.
With the 3.000 nuevos soles she'll purchase fertilizer in order to keep her crop healthy.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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