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Epifania
Epifanía is 51 years old. She lives in her own house with her partner Bernabé (58 years old), and her two daughters Mari Luz (28 years old) and Delia (18 years old). Although she is a bit sick from the cold of the mountains, she does not stop working because she is afraid that other merchants will take her clients. For 30 years, she has sold cheese and corn which she must transport from the height of her town to a city in the central forest of Perú. These products are preferred there for their delicious flavor and for the vitamins they contain. At the same time, since she married, she has also worked in agriculture, planting potatoes, peas, corn, barley and tubers called oca and mashua( native products in the Peruvian mountains), with her husband. These activities are profitable because they allow them to cover their necessities and to buy good fields. For the future, she plans to plant, in large amounts and in addition, she wants to buy a motorized 3-wheeled vehicle in order to rent its services in the city. She also wants to increase her productivity. This is the tenth time she has had a loan with MFP and she is very calm because she says this is an opportunity to continue to grow economically. With respect to the work in her communal bank she says it is well organized. She intends to invest the money from the loan in merchandise for her cheese and corn business which is growing little by little. In addition, she will invest another part of the loan in bags of pea seeds, fertilizer and bottles of insecticide. She will also pay her workers for preparing the sown fields.
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Epifanía tiene 51 años, vive en su casa propia junto a su pareja Bernabé de 58 años y sus dos hijas Mari luz de 28 y Delia de 18 años.Pese a que esta algo enferma por el frío de la sierra ,no deja de trabajar porque teme que otros comerciantes le quiten su clientela, ya que desde hace 30 años se dedica a la venta de queso y choclo (maíz), que debe trasladar desde la altura de su pueblo hasta una ciudad en la selva central del Perú, donde estos productos son los preferidos de la población por su delicioso sabor y por las vitaminas que contiene; paralelamente desde que se casó se dedica a la agricultura sembrando papa, arveja, maíz, cebada, trigo, oca y mashua (productos oriundos de la sierra peruana) junto a su esposo; estas actividades le resultan rentables porque le permiten cubrir sus necesidades, y comprar terrenos productivos. Para el futuro planea sembrar en mayor cantidad, además desea comprar un moto carro para alquilar sus servicios de transporte en la ciudad, también quiere aumentar su productividad.Es la décima vez que tiene un préstamo con MFP y esta muy tranquila porque dice es una oportunidad de seguir creciendo económicamente; con respecto al trabajo en su banco comunal refiere que es bastante organizado.Tiene pensado invertir el dinero del préstamo en mercadería para su negocio de venta de queso y choclo que va esta creciendo de a pocos, además otra parte la invertirá en bolsas de semilla de arveja, sacos de fertilizantes y botellas de insecticidas, además pagará a sus trabajadores por preparar los terrenos de sembrío.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,945,600
    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 Epifania to buy merchandise and increase her land's productivity.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2009
Listed
Dec 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 15, 2010