A loan of $1,475 helped to buy organic fertilizer.

Miryan's story

Miryan is 25 years old; she is single and she has no children. When she was very young she managed to buy a wooden house where her parents also live. She farms for a living on plot she inherited from her parents seven years ago and it is her main source of income. She learned to live off the land when she was a child and it was thanks to her parents and her older siblings that she learned how to keep the cacao and coffee plants healthy.

She now has 2 ha of cultivated land and she hires local laborers to help her with some jobs, such as clearing her plots of weeds. She tries to maintain her crops with organic fertilizer so they will be of high quality and she sells her produce to local dealers to get back her investment with additional profits. This is her third loan with Kiva and she is thankful for the financial support she has received so she can get ahead. This time she is asking for 4,000 nuevos soles to buy organic fertilizer to feed her crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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