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Julia
Julia, 53, is a simple woman who has worked hard most of her life to stand out. She lives in her own home with her husband Antonio, 59, her life-long companion, and what they want the most is a tranquil old age. The farmlands they have cultivated with so much hard work have provided the income necessary to maintain their family. She grows carrots, potatoes, and gladiolas (flowers), which then, with her husband's help, she takes to sell in the main market of the city of Tarma, which is where she can get the best prices for her produce. What she enjoys the most about her work is planting seeds in the land, which she does with great patience. She has been doing this for 29 years, and the hardest part is guarding her crops from the pests that can afflict them. In the future she hopes to increase her lands so she can grow more. This is the eighth loan Julia has had through MFP, she has repaid her previous loans very punctually and intends to do so this time. As a member of her communal bank, she is very committed to the development of her group. With the $550 she is requesting, she will purchase additional pea seeds as well as fertilizer and insecticides.
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Julia tiene 53 años, es una mujer muy sencilla que a lo largo de su vida siempre ha trabajado muy duro por sobresalir. Vive en su casa propia junto a su esposo Antonio de 59 años, quien es el compañero de toda su vida y lo que más desean es tener una vejez tranquila.

Las chacras que con tanto esfuerzo ha cultivado siempre les han brindado los ingresos necesarios para mantener a su familia. Ella cultiva zanahorias, papas y gladiolos (flores), las cuales luego con la ayuda de su esposo lleva a vender hasta el mercado mayorista de la ciudad de Tarma, ya que es ahí donde mejores precios le dan por sus productos.
Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es sembrar sus tierras y lo hace con mucha paciencia; lleva 29 años realizando esta actividad y considera que lo más difícil es cuidar sus cultivos de las plagas que pueden aquejarlos. Para más adelante, espera poder ampliar sus tierras para poder sembrar más.

Este es el octavo préstamo de Julia con MFP, ella ha sido muy puntual en sus anteriores créditos y desea serlo también ahora. A su vez, en su banco comunal es una socia muy comprometida con el desarrollo de su grupo. Con los mil quinientos nuevos soles solicitados comprará más semillas de alverja, además de abono e insecticidas.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 73
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,938,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Julia purchase of seed, fertilizer, insecticide.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 19, 2010
Listed
Mar 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2010