A loan of $550 helped to buy organic fertilizer.


Filomena's story

Filomena, age 48, is married to Zenobio and has three children. They live together in a house made of wood. Filomena is a farmer. She started this business activity when she turned 20 because she and her husband got a small piece of farm land to start generating their own income. With the passage of the years, they managed to take maximum advantages of the land they got. The property is now two hectares of land where they mainly have organic cacao plants. These plants are very profitable in her area. Every day she needs to head towards her farm land in order to do the maintenance work like weeding and cutting imperfect stems, among others. On more than one occasion she has used the help of the workers in the area. This is her first loan with Kiva. She is grateful for the financial support that she is getting in order to get ahead with her business. She pledges to make her payments punctually. She now wishes to have 1,500 soles to buy organic fertilizer to keep her land in good condition.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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