A loan of $775 helped to buy organic manure in quantity.

Raida's story

Raida, 49, is an unassuming woman living with Máximo, her husband. They have seven children but only two of them still live with her: José Luis and Cristian who she cares for in the house she bought twenty years ago.

Her days are centered on continuous work. Her main economic activity is centered on animal husbandry. She owns nine cows she gets an average of 40 liters of milk daily from that she sells to a well-known dairyman. She earns considerable daily income thereby that helps her cover household expenses. Her secret is the constant support she gets from her husband who always supports her. “We decided together to plant oats and alfalfa to feed our animals to save on feed costs and provide the best for them,” she comments.

However, since she’s a woman of the land, she also works in agriculture growing olluco [an Andean tuber], potatoes and other tubers that she sells sometimes and also uses for home consumption.

This is MFP loan #9. She has a good impression of group loans even though there have been occasional difficulties that have served to strengthen her trust in her association. Today, she renews her pledge to continue being punctual with her installment payments.

Raida will use the requested money to buy organic manure in quantity, an average of 400 sacks, for the oats, ryegrass and alfalfa crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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