A loan of $1,175 helped to purchase pea and corn seeds as well as bags of organic fertilizers.


Angelica's story

Angélica is 39 years old and lives with her husband, Luis, and their three children, whom she loves very much. They own their home, which they constructed with a lot of effort in a rural area in Peru. All that Angélica has she owes to hard work. She is a farmer, and along with Luis she directs the growing of potatoes, tubers, peas and lima beans, which they plant on their own farmlands that they were able to acquire together. Angélica has been farming for 13 years, and over that time she has faced setbacks like losing crops. However, there have been also comforting times with good profits. She hopes in the future to save enough money to get her own truck and in this way minimize the transportation costs of taking her goods to the wholesale market in the city, where she sells her products. Furthermore, she would like to help her business buying and selling animals. Rain is important for planting, so she will take advantage of this time to plant corn and peas. She belongs to the “Picaflores de Patay” community bank, and this is her seventh loan with Kiva partner MFP. She is a hardworking member of her group and very punctual with her payments. She plans to use the loan to purchase pea and corn seeds, as well as bags of organic fertilizers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein


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