A loan of $400 helped to hire workers.

Renilda's story

Renilda, 26, lives with her husband Alejandro, 35, and together they have a daughter, 5. They share a house built of solid materials, which they rent.

She had an active presence helping her parents in agricultural labor ince she was very young. In time she decided to turn this into her main source of income for her family, along with Alejandro, who produces organic cacao.

She says she likes her job because she's not tied to schedule pressures and because it's a job she can do with her family. Because it's the rainy season, though, she sees the need to go ahead with the second weeding of the season so the weeds don't compete with the nutrients on her farm. This is why she wants to hire laborers to do the job faster.

Her plan for the future is to buy a vehicle to transport the dried beans from her land to the city to dispense to the closest distribution center, because transporting them personally increases the final production cost.

This is her first loan from MFP. She's grateful for and also very happy about this opportunity, which she considers a great working tool that's indispensable for doing her job fluidly.

This first time, she wants to have 1,000 nuevos soles [PEN] to hire workers and continue with the second weeding of the growing season to make the most of the final crop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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