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Juan
Juan, 63, is married and has four grown children. He lives with his wife in the Mocape settlement, which is located in the Olmos district, Lambayeque province. This is two hours from the city of Chiclayo.

He has been farming for 20 years. He started working as a field worker. Little by little, with his savings and much effort, he was able to get a piece of farming land. That is where he currently plants passion fruit, mangos, and tamarinds in association with other farmers in the area.

His wife raises small animals (sheep, pigs, goats). With these activities they have gotten ahead since they started living together.

He finds himself, for the first time, asking Edpyme Alternative for a loan for 1,000 PEN. He will invest in the planting and maintenance of 500 new passion fruit plants, which will expand his business.

Juan is responsible and very hard-working. In the group where he plants, all of the farmers offer support when necessary. His biggest goal is to see the hydroenergetic project in the area finished. This allows for watering the crops with greater ease. Now they water the fruit trees by taking water from underground wells.
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Juan tiene 63 años de edad, es casado y tiene cuatro hijos ya mayores; vive junto a su esposa en el caserío Mocape, ubicado en el distrito de Olmos, provincia de Lambayeque, ubicado a dos horas de la ciudad de Chiclayo.

Desde hace 20 años se dedica a la agricultura, empezó a trabajar como peón agrícola y poco a poco, con sus ahorros y esfuerzo pudo adquirir un terreno agrícola donde actualmente siembra maracuyá, mango y tamarindo en asociación con otros agricultores de la zona.

Su esposa se dedica a la crianza de animales menores (carneros, chanchos, cabritos), con estas actividades ellos han salido adelante desde que empezaron a vivir juntos.

El se encuentra solicitando por primera vez a Edpyme Alternativa un crédito de 1000 nuevos soles para invertirlos en la siembra y mantenimiento de 500 nuevos plantones de maracuyá con los que piensa ampliar su negocio.

Juan es responsable y muy trabajador, en la asociación en donde siembra todos los agricultores se brindan apoyo cuando lo necesitan. Su más grande anhelo es ver terminado un proyecto hidroenergético en la zona que le permita regar su cultivo con mayor facilidad ya que ahora riegan sus arboles frutales extrayendo agua de pozos subterraneos.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 73
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,938,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Juan purchase and maintenance of 500 passion fruit plants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 4, 2009
Listed
Nov 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2010