A loan of $1,175 helped to buy sacks of fertilizer.

Rufino's story

Rufino is 42 and is a very optimistic man. He lives in a house that he bought thanks to his work with his wife, Rayda, who is 38, and their 4 children. Rufino makes a living growing cacao, coffee, and pineapple to support his family. He has done this work for 21 years. HIs crops are more fruitful every year. The only difficulty are the plagues that affect his crop production. At harvest time, he always has the help of day laborers. In this business, his favorite plant is the coca leaf, which earns good profits. With the savings he obtains each year, he will expand his land with the goal of harvesting more products to be improve his income. This is his eighth credit, and he promises to comply with the payment schedule. He is also thankful to his communal bank for the confidence it has in him. With these 3,000 PEN, he is planning on investing in sacks of fertilizer with the goal of maintaining his plants well.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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