A loan of $775 helped to buy organic fertilizers to add nutrients to her future crops.

Victoria's story

Victoria, aged 57, is a simple woman. She lives with her ​​husband Demetrio, with whom she has eight children, but she only lives with two of them: Frank and Rusbel, who she looks after in the house she bought 8 years ago.

More than 3 hours away, Victoria has plots of land. She is away from home for several days at a time in order to care for her farmland, to add nutrients, turn the soil, and irrigate them to get a good harvest. She says that since she was very young, she has been learning all the skills necessary to become one of the best farmers. Together with her husband, they sow potatoes of all different varieties. In addition, they grow maize, green peas, and lupin (a type of bean with curative powers).

During her 30 years of experience, she took great care of all the potential customers, and for that reason, each harvest already has fixed buyers. Now she expects to succeed in her new business of buying and selling cattle. This is her fifth loan with MFP, so she feels secure and stable in her business, and she receives financial support from her association, so she promises to be punctual in paying her dues.

Victoria will invest the money in buying organic fertilizer to nourish their future crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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