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


Juana's story

Juana, 50, lives with Paulino, her husband. They have four children, all minors, they care for in the house they bought 15 years ago. She and her husband head out daily to care for their potato and corn crops they grow on their own land. She cares for them with much dedication. Because she likes agriculture very much she found a way to use organic manure and built a nursery at home where she grows various vegetables for her own consumption. “This way I don’t spend so much on my children’s food. In addition, they are better quality because they are organic,” she comments. At harvest time, she sells her products in the city of Huancayo where she takes them herself to sell since she knows the place and the merchants. She owns two cows that she plans to feed to fatten up and extract milk to make cheese. She hopes to get this new project going because she wants to sell it in the city taking advantage of the trips she makes to sell her crops. This is her 3rd Kiva loan and she’s grateful for the opportunity she’s being given since she’ll be able to improve her business. She promises to be punctual with her payments, then, for she likes working with her association where all are responsible, mutually supportive people. Juana will use the 4,000 soles to buy organic manure for her next crop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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