A loan of $600 helped to hire laborers.

Miguel's story

Miguel, 41, has lived with Rebeca for 20 years; he has five children but only two still live with him. They live in a rustic home located in an indigenous community in the central jungle. He was born in a farming area and thanks to his parents’ work and teachings he now works in agriculture. He owns 7 cuadras [unit of land measurement] of farmland where he grows coffee and bananas. “Harvest this year was good which is why I have to weed the entire property so that next year's will be too,” he mentions.

He enjoys his work. This year he yielded 55 sacks of coffee and sold each one for 360 soles. “This year the price of coffee dropped almost by half but we continue working,” he says.

He feels he still has much to accomplish, especially to adequately educate his children. He hopes to see them become responsible, outstanding people. This is why he will continue working the land with the same dedication as always.

He will now focus on weeding his crops. He needs your help to pay the people who he’ll hire to do this work. This is his second MFP loan. He was punctual with his first loan and undoubtedly will be so again this time. “The Productores Yaneshas” is the name of his communal bank and he’s the group president. He will use the requested 1,500 soles to pay day laborers he’ll hire to weed the coffee crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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