A loan of $1,550 helped to buy sacks of green grains to sell as well as natural fertilizer and animal feed.

Victoria's story

Victoria, 57, is a cheerful woman. She lives in the company of her husband, León, with whom she has six children, all independent now. One of her daughters, her husband and grandson live with her in the house she inherited 20 years ago.

Her day centers on various activities. Her fields are a one-hour walk away. She grows quinoa, peas, lima beans, corn and other vegetables there. She cares for them with help from her husband who taught her everything he knows about agriculture. When she harvests vegetables she sells them in Lima, the nation’s capital, but she sells the other crops added to green grains she buys in the marked in Jauja twice a week. This is her main economic activity and where she earns the most income.

The rest of the days of the week she spends caring for her animals because she owns cows, guinea pigs, pigs and donkeys. She gets milk from the cows that she sells every day.

This is her tenth MFP loan. She has a good impression of group loans even though there have been occasional difficulties that have strengthened her confidence in her association. Today, she renews her commitment to continue being punctual with her installment payments.

She will use the money to buy sacks of green grains to sell as well as natural fertilizer for her crops and feed for her animals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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