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Hilario
Hilario is 53, and he is married to Enedina who is 47. They have five children, but only two of them live with them. Joselina is 17, and Sharon is 6. They live in their own house, which is made from adobe (clay cobblestones), straw, and tile.

For 26 years, with help from his wife, he has been growing potatoes, corn, and peas. These are agricultural products from the Peruvian mountain range. He also grows vegetables and a variety of flowers.

This humble couple starts their day’s work at four in the morning in order to water their crops. They then return home to prepare food for their daughters to go to school. They later return to work until nightfall. According to Hilario, there are many times that he and his wife do not return home, and they take advantage of the night to continue working. Due to the climate changes, they do the most self-sacrificing work. At the end, they have their recompense because the harvest is gratifying. They get good earnings, which helps support their family. To Hilario, agriculture represents his whole life. He learned to farm when he was very small, and it has served him to get his family ahead. That is why he hopes to later plant a larger quantity. At the same time, he raises sheep, pigs, and three heads of cattle to later sell at a good price.

Being a man who wishes to improve, he is asking for a loan with MFP. This is his eighth loan. The most important thing to him is to keep working with his colleagues in his communal bank. He wishes to use the loan to buy various pigs to fatten. In the future he wants to have a farm in order to sell pork in the wholesale market in his city. There is a great buyers’ demand.
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Hilario tiene 53 años esta casado con Enedina de 47 años y juntos tienen 5 hijos, pero sólo viven con 2 de ellos, Joseline de 17 y Sharon de 6 años, en su casa propia fabricada de adobe (adoquines de barro), paja y tejas. Desde hace 26 años y con la ayuda de su esposa se dedican a la agricultura de papa, maíz, alverja, productos agrícolas de la sierra peruana, así como también cultiva verduras y flores en variedad. Es así que esta humilde pareja empieza su jornada laboral desde las 4 de la madrugada para regar sus cultivos, luego regresan a su domicilio a preparar el alimento de sus hijas para que vayan a estudiar, posteriormente regresan al trabajo hasta que caiga la noche. Según Hilario, nos comenta que muchas veces él y su esposa no regresan a casa y aprovechan la noche para continuar con el trabajo y pese a las variaciones climáticas hacen del trabajo mas sacrificado. Al final tiene su recompensa, ya que le resulta gratificante la cosecha, ya que obtiene buenas ganancias económicas que le ayudan a la manutención de su familia. Para Hilario la agricultura significa toda su vida, ya que aprendió desde muy pequeño y le sirvió para sacar adelante a su familia, por tal motivo espera mas adelante sembrar en mayor cantidad, y paralelo a ello dedicarse a la crianza de ovinos, porcinos y tener 3 cabezas de ganado para luego comercializarlos a buen precio. Siendo un hombre que desea mejorar, solicita un crédito con MFP, esta es su octavo crédito y lo más importante para él es seguir trabajando con sus compañeros de su grupo comunal. Con el préstamo que solicita desea comprar varios porcinos para engordarlos y en el futuro tener una granja para así vender la carne de porcinos en el mercado mayorista de su ciudad ya que tiene gran demanda de los compradores.

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