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A loan of $200 helped to buy compost.

Entusa's story

Entusa, 61, is a simple and generous woman. She lives in a house she inherited from her parents, together with Julio, her husband, and Antonia, the youngest of her nine children.

Entusa is now in an advanced age and works with her husband the land they bought with effort. Their main crops are corn, beans, barley and peas, and they fertilize, water and harvest them starting early in the morning and finishing with the last ray of sunlight. Every season, helped by their children, they transport the produce to the closest city, where they sell them in the main marketplace. Entusa also raises pigs and sheep for her own consumption and has two cows that produce the milk she drinks; this is how she ensures her food provision.

Entusa’s biggest dream is to continue growing these crops and expand her plantations, and this is why she wants to gather enough working capital. This is her second loan with Kiva, and she is grateful for this opportunity to improve her business. She promises to pay her installments on time.

Entusa will invest the 500 soles [PEN] in buying compost to nurture her land, because in a few months, she will harvest corn.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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