A loan of $800 helped to buy three bags of pea seeds and others of organic fertilizer.

Celestino's story

Celestino is 50 years old, and married to Dominga, with whom he has two children, who are already young adults. They live in their own house that Celestino constructed with effort, located in a rural district.

At his age he is considered an expert and dynamic man; he has been farming since he was 18. Currently he grows potatoes, peas, corn and gladiolus flowers on his farmland. He likes farmwork because all the members of his family carry out the work, though he recognizes that it is demanding, as he must watch over all his crops so that they are not lost because of pests or adverse weather conditions.

This way he feels his dedication is rewarded during harvest time, as he harvests all his production and sells it at the wholesale market in the city, at stable prices.

He also raises bees which he also considers a hobby. He obtains extra income through the sale of honey. The seasons for planting potatoes, peas and corn have arrived, and he needs your support to continue toward his goals. He belongs to the "Lindo Amanecer de Cumutay" communal bank, and this will be his 12th loan with MFP.

He is very grateful to all all the people who have made the loan possible. He will use the 2000 soles to purchase three bags of pea seeds, and others of organic fertilizer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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