A loan of $775 helped to buy five sacks of organic manure and several sacks of fowl guano.

Nilda's story

Nilda, 37, lives with Juan Martín with whom she has two children: Cristian, 12, and Johnny, 6. They all live together in the house they built with effort located in an agricultural annex. Nilda is a woman with a kind but very persistent disposition. She’s been working in agriculture for 20 years, the time she and her spouse have been together. Since then she’s worked the land producing peas, lima beans, barley, gladiola flowers and corn. “It’s advantageous for me to plant peas, lima beans and gladiola flowers because in just four months I can be harvesting them,” she mentions. Thanks to her constancy at work she’s managed to acquire animals like bulls she uses to till the land. She also managed to buy a piece of land so she now saves the leasing fees.

Her goals are centered on increasing production and sales which is why this time she wants to plant on other leased parcels. She’s requesting another loan to buy organic manure because she already has the seeds. This is her 13th MFP loan. She gives her word that she’ll make her monthly installment payments punctually like she’s done before. She’s a member of the “Santa Cruz de Patay” communal bank and she enjoys the teamwork. With the money she will be able to buy five sacks of organic manure and several sacks of barnyard guano.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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