A loan of $400 helped comprar semilla de cacao.

Jerrly's story

Jerrly, 25, is a hardworking, enterprising woman in addition to being kind and cheerful. Her spouse is Ander, a merchant, and she lives in her own house with him and their children whose ages are 6, 3, and 1. Jerrly’s activity is agriculture. He has a 10-hectare parcel she bought 12 years ago when she arrived from her native land of Roboya. She grows such things as bananas and corn and her main crop is cocoa beans since this zone is particularly apt for this product. She then sells in the local markets and has quite a bit of demand. To harvest, she hires two laborers that she pays a daily wage of 30 new soles each.

She likes agriculture. Initially she opted for this activity because she needed to have an occupation and she comments that when she was young it was very difficult to find a job because she never completed secondary school. She’s currently satisfied with her life in the fields because it’s provided her with much satisfaction and allows her to live a tranquil life. She has many plans. For example, she plans to start growing palm oil palms because this products in on the upswing and has very high demand.

As a result, this will be MFP loan #5. She’s grateful for the financial help to move her plans forward. She’s also very comfortable in her communal bank because she knows her fellow members and considers them to be kind, responsible people. She will use the 1,000 new soles to buy cacao seeds in greater amounts because she wants to expand her cocoa bean crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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