A loan of $225 helped buy fertilizer and pesticide.


Norma's story

Norma is 28 years old and has lived with her husband for 11.5 years. She is the mother of two children who live in her home. Her parents were farmers and she inherited their land along with the responsibility to work that land, being the only her only source to generate income for herself and support her family. Consequently Norma gets up around 5 in the morning to prepare meals so that at 8 in the morning she can take her cattle to pasture and in this way have enough time to take her husband lunch. He works on the farm, helping with the planting of beans, potatoes, and corn. But sometimes they have difficulty; as when the mold from excessive rain causes the worms to affect the crop, so he has to be constantly checking his crops and in this way attempt to prevent the pestilences that can affect the farm and in this way save his crops. Normal likes farming even though she doesn’t always earn as much money as she hopes. Her short term and long term plans are based on her earnings from her crop production. Norma has the spokesperson position in her communal bank. This is her second loan with MFP and in all this time she has demonstrated great responsibility with her payments. The money she seeks is to buy fertilizer, nitrates, and other pesticides to counteract the worm that affects her bean crop and in this way be able to have her products be good quality and attractive for its sale.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall


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