A loan of $1,550 helped to purchase fertilizer and some tools, such as shovels, pickaxes, and machetes.

Deniza's story

Deniza is 65 years old; she is a happy and strong woman. She’s married to Regner, who is a partner in the work that she does. They live in their own house and are raising their grandson, who is in college.

Deniza’s work consists of selling agricultural products, such as limes, mandarins and oranges, as well as preparing 2 fish farms for raising fish from the forest like paiche, gamitada, and paco, among others. The place where she sells and harvests her products is in front of her home; she has 8 hectares of land for this work.

She’s been growing and harvesting citrus products for 22 years. She started in this work since she was very young; when she got married, she decided to help her spouse, who was already a farmer and mainly worked selling citrus products. She says that she does the plowing of the land, the planting, irrigation, and the harvesting together with her husband, her grandson, and 2 workers. Later, along with her spouse, they transport the product to the market.

She feels that her work is profitable because of the good production of different species of limes that she harvests, which are very popular among her customers. Upon starting out in this field, she had problems with the pests that attack these plants, but she eradicated them with good insecticides and constant care.

She hopes to get ahead in this business and continue with great success in her future plans. Therefore, this will be her 19th loan with the organization MFP. She has many hopes of continuing with the group, since she has good friendships with all the members, who mutually support each other and try to be punctual in all their payments.

With the requested loan of 4000 soles, she will use it to purchase fertilizers and some tools, such as such as shovels, pickaxes, and machetes, among others, for better cultivation and care of her plants, and to have a better and abundant production.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel

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