I arrived in Ucayali in 1997, on August 9. I am originally from San Martín. My beginnings as a country man took place in the province of Huallaga, here I lived with my wife cultivating the land. Out of love for my parents I decided to move to Ucayali, they had been living here for five years. This place attracted me in many ways: its mountains, its crops, its jungle.

This area was known for its banana crops, I dedicated myself to that, however, the economy changed and banana cultivation was no longer profitable. I went on to plant cotton, then corn; from corn I went to livestock, without so much success. These failures gave me the experience and knowledge to surpass myself. I decided to try it with cocoa and I'm very happy about this. Today I have 5 hectares of cultivation that are my greatest joy.

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