In the region of Piura, Peru lives Franklin Juarez Zeta, his wife Rosa and their two children; a six-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son. Franklin is a dedicated father and provider.
Franklin enjoys working with the soil; planting, cultivating and producing crops. He is, however, at the mercy of the mother nature. Agriculture can be very difficult and unpredictable. At times Franklin feels frustrated and burdensome as he strives to care for his crops in the dry season.
Franklin’s first loan was for about $330 USD. He used it to pay for the expenses of planting and the ability to irrigate. With this small loan, MENTORING, and training, Franklin said he felt unburdened and knew he was on his way to overcome his difficulties.
Since starting with Mentors Peru, Franklin has been able to plant rice, several different varieties of corn, lemon trees, and other vegetables.
Franklin has become the president of the Agriculture Solidarity Group. “I advise my group that we need to be very honest with Mentors Peru because they have given us many advantages. They have helped us get ahead economically and intellectually with the advice they give us every month in our classes. I request that we continue our commitment to be able to keep moving forward and work with Mentors Peru until we reach our goals. Becuase of Mentors Peru I am able to provide more for my family.” says Franklin dynamically.
Mentors Peru’s director says, “Mr. Franklin is an example to follow. He always has the best outlook on life and helps others continue to grow.”