A loan of $1,200 helped to buy gladiola and pea seeds and also bags of organic manure.

Ana's story

Ana, 45, lives with Juan with whom she has three children who are 25, 23 and 20 years of age. They all live together in her own house located in a rural annex. With conviction and dedication Ana works in agriculture. She’s been in this activity for more than 25 years and has had both good and bad experiences. But since she’s an intelligent woman she knows how to negotiate her products. “I grow potatoes, gladiola flowers, lettuce, peas, spinach and others, depending on the season,” she says.

Her children are her pride because they always help her out. Each one of them has an activity with which they contribute household income. One of them is a musician and travels a lot and the other two drive Ana’s cars on the Tarma-Palca route.

Ana is happy with her accomplishments and states that agriculture has yielded good results which is why she’s determined to continue with this activity. This month starts the pea and gladiola planting season and she needs your help to buy fertilizer.

This is MFP loan #12 for her and she says that she’ll pay her monthly payments punctually like she’s done previously. She’s a member of the “Las Truchitas de Yaroka” communal bank where she feels comfortable. She will invest the requested 3,000 soles to buy gladiola flower and pea seeds and will also buy bags of organic fertilizer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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