A loan of $650 helped purchase fertilizer and plant barley for guinea pig food.

Concepcion's story

Concepción is a 64-year-old married father of 4 children, who no longer live with him. Only he and his wife live at home. Ever since he was young, he has worked in agriculture, growing hectare upon hectare of potatoes. However, ever since he noticed that his daughter was prosperous in raising guinea pigs, he decided to enter this field. His daughter then gave him some of her guinea pigs, and he enthusiastically built cages for them. Now that his neighbors know that he is raising guinea pigs, they order some from him. When his daughter travels, he takes advantage of it, sending her however many guinea pigs she can sell. He also helps his daughter to cultivate her farm. Growing crops is difficult, which is why he only does it for personal consumption. Raising guinea pigs, on the other hand, is more lucrative. This is his second loan with MFP. He has made his payments punctually. With this loan, he will purchase barley for planting, which serves as food for the rodents. He will also purchase fertilizer for his potato farm with the other part of the loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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