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Carmen
Carmen is 44 years old and a hard working and helpful woman. She became a widow 7 years ago and has 4 children, but only two of which live with her in her own house. When her husband died, she had to continue working in order to support her children, being the only person that could watch over them. Since she was 24 years old, she has cultivated all types of native plants from the Peruvian jungle. She continues to do the same but with the help of her children and neighbors. She is accustomed to agricultural jobs and is thankful for this profession because it has provided her with cozy housing and the ability to provide her children with a decent livelihood and education. For this reason, she hopes to expand her cultivations with citric fruits and avocados. She currently has a terrain of 8 hectares, which she still doesn't have completely prepared. This is her 7th credit with MFP, and has demonstrated that she appreciates working with her communal group because it is composed of people that promote respect and responsibility in the group. With the loan that she is applying for, she plans to buy twenty sacks of fertilizers and a thousand banana plants, with which she will be able to renovate her cultivations, and also be able to contract workers to help with the process.
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Carmen, es una mujer muy servicial y laboriosa, tiene 44 años, hace 7 años que enviudó, de aquel matrimonio tuvo 4 hijos, solo dos de ellos viven con ella en su casa propia. Cuando perdió a su esposo, cogió fuerzas para continuar trabajando por sus hijos, siendo la única persona que debe velar por ellos. Desde hace 24 años se dedica a plantar todos los productos oriundos de la selva peruana, ahora realiza el trabajo con ayuda de sus hijos y vecinos. Ella está acostumbrada a los trabajos agrícolas y gracias a este oficio que tiene una acogedora vivienda, además que puede brindarles a sus hijos un adecuado bienestar y educación. Es por eso que desea extender sus plantaciones con frutas cítricas y paltas, ya que tiene un terreno de 8 hectáreas, y al que todavía le falta prepararlo. Este es su sexto crédito con MFP, manifiesta además que le agrada mucho trabajar en su grupo comunal, por estar integrados por personas que impulsen el respeto y la responsabilidad en su grupo. Con el crédito que solicita, comprará veinte sacos de fertilizantes, mil plantas de plátanos, de esa manera pueda renovar sus cultivos, asimismo poder contratar operarios para que ayuden con esta labor.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 122
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Carmen to purchase a thousand banana plants, twenty sacks of fertilizer, and contract workers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 7, 2010
Listed
Apr 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 24, 2011