A loan of $800 helped to buy organic fertilizer.

Juliana's story

Juliana, 48, is a hardworking woman. She lives with Antonio, her husband for 31 years. Together they have five children, two of whom, Katy y Rosa, live with them in the house they inherited from her parents 20 years ago.

This is the second time she has worked with her association, which she was invited to join so she could make progress like the other members. She feels very good because she's convinced she'll be able to triumph with everyone's help.

Her main income is growing potatoes, corn, and all types of vegetables on her own farmland and on rented land. She makes the most of the long days in the field to care for her animals, such as cows, bulls, and pigs.

"Someone who knows how to work spends the entire day caring for her plants," she says, "because it's important to have good quality. At the same time she mentions that she makes the most of her bulls to do the plowing with her husband's help. She also says she takes advantage of the weekend to sell food. She has been cooking for many years and the diners who visit her stall eat there frequently. This ways she gets some extra money.

She belongs to the Huaribamba solidarity group and this is her second loan with MFP, where she feels fulfilled and happy. She hopes to get the loan to continue improving her fields, which is why she promises to make her payments punctually.

Juliana will invest the money in buying organic fertilizer to spread on her sown fields.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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