A loan of $400 helped to buy 10 sacks of organic compost.

Guisela's story

Guisela, age 36, is a single mother with two children (ages 5 and 4). They live in a basic home that Guisela’s father built in an indigenous community in the central jungle. Guisela is an exemplary woman. For the past three years, she alone has been responsible for taking care of her two children and providing them an education. It was also during this time that she began working in the fields. Guisela is a farmer. On plots of land provided by the community, she grows star fruit, cassava, corn, and bananas. “I prefer growing fruits because they can be harvested on a continuous basis. Each month I am able to harvest star fruit and bananas,” mentions Guisela. When she started out, Guisela had to transport the fruit to market. Now her customers come to her thanks to her friendliness and her keen ability to manage her business.

This time she is requesting assistance so that she can acquire sacks of organic compost. This will secure a better harvest in the upcoming months. Guisela is requesting her third loan from MFP and promises to submit her monthly payments on time. She is a part of the Communal Bank “Nuevo Amanecer de La Aldea” (New Dawn of the Village) and says that she enjoys working with the other members. Guisela will invest her loan of 1,000 PEN in the purchase of 10 sacks of organic compost, such as chicken manure and gull droppings, for her crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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