A loan of $325 helped to buy organic compost.


Pedro's story

Pedro is a responsible man of 37. He lives with his wife Cecelia and their three children: Sarela, Camila, and Nataniel, whom he cares for in the house that he inherited from his father 10 years ago. Every morning, as he has for the last 20 years, Pedro wakes up to care for his plantings of potatoes, quinoa, and vetch, which he cares for with great conscientiousness and patience, since he is a forward-looking man. He owns land inherited from his parents, where in addition to planting, he also works in animal husbandry, raising sheep and pigs. He wants to enter into cattle raising, but he still doesn't have the necessary capital nor the contacts, since, as he says, "to begin a business, we have to have acquaintances." Thus he is now preparing to raise potatoes, since he has to take advantage of the growing season and thus improve the quality of his plantings, for which he will buy organic fertilizers. He belongs to the communal bank "Cruz de Espinas" (Cross of Thorns), and this is their fourth loan cycle with MFP. In all these years of work, he has obtained good results in his business and in his personal life, for which he is thankful. For this reason, he promises to be punctual with his payments. In addition, he is pleased to belong to his association, since they support each other and are like a family. Pedro will invest the money in the purchase of organic compost to spread among his plantings of potatoes.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry


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