A loan of $400 helped to buy more pea crops and all types of vegetables for her business.

Martha's story

Martha, age 31, is a responsible single mother. She lives with her daughter, Jesenia, in a small home that she inherited from her mother eight years ago. She thanks God for the mother that she had. With her immense love, her mother gave her the tools so that she would be able to get ahead. Martha inherited her house and five hectares of productive land from her mother.

That is where Martha grows potatoes and peas. Her land is in an area that is very far, and she has to walk for many hours to get there and take care of her crops. During the harvest times she hires day workers to work the land with her. She says this is a very profitable business activity. She herself transports her food to the wholesale market in the city of Huancayo, which is where she sells her food.

“There are times when I have to buy other harvests in order to be able to stock my customers,” she says. That is why her objective is to be able to become a distributor and to be able to have greater income.

She belongs to the Santa Rosa communal bank. This is her second loan with MFP. She is sure that she will realize her plans with the financial support. She pledges to make her payments as she did with the previous loan. Martha will use the loan to buy more pea crops and all types of vegetables for her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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