A loan of $400 helped to pay laborers to cultivate her land and harvest her crops such as lemons, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and others.

Tavita's story

Tavita is 30 years old. She is a hardworking, diligent, happy, and dynamic woman. She is married to Ciro, who is a farmer. She lives with her husband and their four and nine year old children who they love very much. They live comfortably in their own home that was inherited from her parents.

Tavita works growing regional fruits and vegetables such as pineapples, lemons, oranges, tomatoes, and others. She also sells fresh fruit at a stall at her local market. She has done this work for more than 12 years. She has the support of her husband and two laborers to plant, harvest, and care for the products she takes to sell at the market.

She considers her business to be profitable because of the good income she earns, since there is a large demand for organic fruit in the city. She likes her work because she is used to doing it since she learned from her parents. Also, the income she earns allows them to pay their household expenses and for their children's education. On the other hand, she does not like the physical fatigue that comes with a long day of work, so she takes breaks up to two days and returns to her business. She also hopes to earn more income by diversifying what she plants.

This will be her second loan with MFP. She is happy with the opportunity to count on a line of credit to advance her business. She also likes her community bank because the other members are kind and responsible. With the requested loan of 1000 nuevos soles, she will pay her laborers for cultivating her land and harvesting her products such as lemons, pineapples, mandarin oranges, and others to later transport them to the market and sell them. This is where she makes the most money.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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