A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizer.

Ana's story

Ana is 53 years old. She separated from her husband 17 years ago, but has four lovely children. Now she lives alone with her oldest son, Paul, in a home of her own located in a town in the central Peruvian jungle. Ana, with great courage, is a farmer and works 2 hectares of farmland that she inherited from her mother. She raises a variety of citrus, including oranges, tangerines, tangelos (citrus) and also coffee. She sells these products in the La Merced market and hires field hands to help her. She has also been working as an administrative assistant at a state school for the past 12 years, where she receives a monthly salary. What she likes the most about her work is that it keeps her busy and she likes being on her own very much.

She says, “The work is tiring and requires commitment, but I always know how to raise my crops with seed, care, and fertilizer.”

Ana is asking for support because she need to buy bags of fertilizer for her coffee and citrus crops. She is a member of the “Los Milagros” communal bank and this will he her tenth through MFP, where she appreciates all the support that everyone had given her all these years.

Ana will begin maintaining her coffee plantation on her farmland and she will buy sacks of compost to spread on her crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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