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Elvis
Elvis is 35 years old and married to Flora, who is 29. Together they have two children, Pamela, 10 and Jeison, 9. The family lives in a cozy house which they rent, located in the lower sierras of Peru. From the time they were very young, Elvis and Flora learned about agriculture, but they never grew crops for a living until about 10 years ago when they formally began to grow potatoes, carrots and other crops, including flowers, on the land of their ancestors. Together with the crops, they also raise animals such as donkeys, which are indespensable for transporting their products. What they like most about their work is the cultivation of potatoes. Elvis and Flora feel their business is viable, as it allows them to take care of the family, as well as save a little money to buy 3 plots of fertile land which they can plant this season. This is why they are happy and motivated to be growing the business. In the future, they would like to be able to buy sheep, pigs and cows, as well as plant in greater quantity.



This is their 3rd loan with MFP. Their fellow members in the communal bank know Elvis and Flora as being honest and punctual, and an example of hardwork every day. With the new loan they will purchase bags of seeds and sacks of organic fertilizer which they will spread over their land to help with a productive harvest.

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Elvis tiene 35 años, está casado con Flora, de 29 años, con quien tiene dos hijos: Pamela de 10 y Jeison de 9 años. Toda esta familia vive en una acogedora casa alquilada, ubicada en una apacible zona en lo alto de la sierra del Perú.

Desde que era muy pequeño sus padres le enseñaron las actividades agrícolas, pero no las practicaba, hasta hace 10 años atrás que formalmente se dedica a sembrar papa, arveja, zanahoria y flor de gladiolo en los terrenos de sus suegros.
Paralelamente cría algunos animales, como asnos que son indispensables para trasladar sus insumos agrícolas. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es cultivar las papas, según cuenta porque es como si dibujará líneas profundas al hacer los surcos, además considera rentable su trabajo porque cubre la manutención de toda su familia e incluso ahorrando un poco logró comprar 3 terrenos productivos que sembrará esta campaña por lo que está feliz y deseoso de seguir progresando.
Es así que para el futuro, piensa comprar ganado ovino, porcino y vacuno, además de sembrar en mayor cantidad.

Este es el tercer préstamo que tiene con MFP, sus compañeros de banco comunal conocen de su puntualidad y honestidad, por lo que lo ven como ejemplo para esforzarse cada día más. Con el dinero que ahora solicita tiene pensado comprar una bolsa de semilla de arveja y tres sacos de abono orgánico que esparcirá sobre sus tierras para obtener una cosecha productiva.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,189,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Elvis to purchase bags of seed and sacks of organic fertilizer for a more productive harvest.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 12, 2010
Listed
Jan 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010