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Concepción
Concepción, 65, lives with his wife, Antonia, 67. He has 4 adult children that no longer live with him; each has their own family. His work days pass peacefully because he is a farmer. His work routine begins with him preparing the soil with fertilizers and sowing seeds. He farms potatoes, peas and corn. He learned to farm as a little boy. Although he never knew who his parents were, he grew up among working people that showed him how to work to get ahead in life. Concepción loves farming because it is the line of work that allowed him to see his children get ahead in life and it is what most of the men that live in this area of Perú have learned to do. Besides, he considers it profitable because the quality of the potato, corn and peas that he grows allows him to sell them at good prices. In addition, he also raises a good breed of guinea pigs. He began this activity because one of his daughters gave his a pair as a gift and he saw a good opportunity to make extra income breeding them. In the future, Concepción intends to increase his potato crop and to have a guinea pig farm. This is his third loan with MFP and he is sure that he will be responsible, as always, with each payment. Besides, he is very satisfied with his communal bank's work because they are all trustworthy people. Concepción has already decided that the funds will be used to buy both chemical and natural fertilizers; he will also buy a few guinea pigs to continue with his farm.
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Concepción tiene 65 años, vive con su esposa (Antonia), de 67 años; tiene 4 hijos que ya son mayores y no viven con él, cada uno tiene su propia familia. Los días de este hombre trabajador transcurren en la tranquilidad del campo porque se dedica a la agricultura.

Su rutina de trabajo empieza preparando la tierra con fertilizantes y sembrando la semilla. Los productos que cultiva son la papa, alverjas y choclos, él aprendió a cultivar desde pequeño, aunque no tuvo la oportunidad de conocer a sus padres se crió con personas trabajadoras que le enseñaron a luchar y a salir adelante.
A Concepción le gusta dedicarse a la agricultura porque es el oficio con el cual ha logrado sacar adelante a su familia y es lo que han aprendido a hacer la mayoría de hombres que viven por esta parte del Perú; además lo considera muy rentable porque la calidad de papa, choclo y arveja que siembra le permiten venderlas y obtener buenas ganancias.
A su vez, también cría y vende cuyes de buena raza, él empezó con esta actividad porque una de sus hijas le regalo un par y luego vio una buena oportunidad de hacer negocio y empezó a reproducirlos.
En el futuro, Concepción tiene pensado sembrar mayor cantidad de papa y llegar a tener una granja de cuyes.

Este es el tercer préstamo que tiene con MFP y está seguro que será responsable, como siempre, con cada pago; además, está muy satisfecho con el trabajo de su banco comunal porque son personas de confianza. Concepción ya tiene pensado invertir el dinero del préstamo en fertilizantes y abono, también comprará algunos cuyes para continuar con su granja.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 128
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Concepción to buy fertilizers and guinea pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 11, 2009
Listed
Dec 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2010