A loan of $1,175 helped to buy bags of pea seeds, a bag of lima bean seeds and sacks of organic manure.

Clorinda's story

Clorinda, 46, lives with Alfonso with whom she has three children who are 14, 9 and 5 years of age. They all live in a house of their own that they built with much effort in an agricultural annex. Clorinda is a tender mother and a responsible wife. She’s worked in agriculture for 20 years which is why she trusts in her development as a woman of the fields. Her main crops are peas, lima beans, barley, corn and gladiola flowers. “My zone has rich soil; that’s why everything grows,” she says.

With support from her spouse they are able to do all the work needed in the field but sometimes it’s not enough and they have to hire more staff.

They sell almost all of their crops in the Tarma wholesale market. “The peas, lima beans and corn sell there almost instantly but I take the gladiola flowers to a different street market,” she mentions about her work.

Clorinda expects to plant peas and lima beans again taking advantage of the rain that starts to fall this month which is why she needs your support. This is her 11th MFP loan and she feels grateful to receive economic support and educational chats because they push her to be more responsible. She’s a member of the “Santa Cruz de Patay” communal bank, a solid group she participates in constantly. She will use the 3000 soles she’s requesting to buy three bags of pea seeds and one of lima bean seeds; she will use the remaining 1000 soles to buy organic manure and barnyard guano.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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