A loan of $1,175 helped to buy cocoa seedlings, grafts, and organic fertilizer.


Marina's story

Marina is 36 years old and the mother of three children. Her life is dedicated to her family and her husband Victor. Victor and Marina built their own adobe house that their whole family lives in. For the last 20 years, Marina has worked growing cocoa beans. It is a hard job that requires much attention to detail. Marina, however, admits to being an expert at planting and grafting cocoa. Nevertheless, she prefers to leave the physically demanding tasks to her husband, who understands and gladly agrees to help out.

The last few planting seasons had very good results and, in turn, good profits. This has motivated her to obtain more seedlings, grafts, and organic fertilizer. In the future, she plans to buy more plots of land to work in the same way and increase her working capital. Her business success makes Marina smile more. So, especially now, she knows that she should not slow the rhythm of her work.

This is Marina's sixth loan. She is very grateful that MFP trusts her to make her payments punctually. She also congratulates the other borrowers from her communal bank for the responsibility they have shown thus far. With the 3,000 soles loaned to her, Marina will be able to buy cocoa seedlings, grafts needed to increase production, and the organic fertilizer essential to guarantee quality production.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven


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