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Elena
Elena is 54 years old. She lives in her own home with her husband Fidel (age 56), who is a farmer, and their three young children who help them with the daily work. Beneath the blue mountain sky, this hardworking woman begins her farm work each day. She wakes up when the first rays of light appear and heads to the fields to look after and maintain her crops. Elena grows potatoes, peas, and beans. During the harvest season, her husband helps with gathering the produce. She is later rewarded for her work when she sells her crops to different wholesalers in the area, who in turn distribute her products throughout the city. According to Elena, the work in the fields is not complicated since everyone in her family helps each other to move forward. Being an enterprising woman, she plans to increase her planting of peas since the asking price in the market for this legume remains stable.


This is her third loan with MFP. Elena expresses her satisfaction with the work of all the members of her Communal Bank since they are very punctual with their loan payments and remain unified during their meetings. Elena plans to invest her loan in the purchase of high quality seeds for planting peas and potatoes. In addition, she will acquire bird droppings and fertilizers so that she can enhance her crops and obtain a good harvest.

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Elena tiene 54 años, vive en su casa propia al lado de su esposo Fidel de 56 años, que es agricultor, y de sus 3 hijos menores que le ayudan en el trabajo diario. Bajo el cielo azul de la sierra, esta trabajadora mujer empieza cada día con su faena agrícola, se despierta con los primeros rayos de sol y se dirige hacía sus campos para cuidarlos y darles mantenimiento. Elena, siembra papa, alverjas y habas, cuando es época de cosecha, su esposo la ayuda a recolectar la producción. Luego ven recompensada su labor cuando venden toda su producción a los diversos mayoristas de la zona, que cargan todo para venderlo en la ciudad. Según manifiesta, el trabajo en el campo no es tan complicado ya que todos los miembros de su familia trabajan en conjunto para salir adelante. Como es una mujer muy emprendedora, planea aumentar su siembra de alverjas, ya que el precio de esta legumbre se mantiene estable en el mercado. Este es su tercer crédito con MFP, además manifiesta su satisfacción de trabajar con todos los integrantes de su grupo comunal pues son muy puntuales en el pago de sus cuotas y solidarios en las reuniones.
Elena tiene planeado invertir el crédito, en la compra de semillas de alverjas y papa de buena calidad, además de guano y fertilizantes para asegurar su siembra y obtener una buena cosecha.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 82
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,191,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Elena purchase seeds, bird droppings, and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 20, 2010
Listed
Apr 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 24, 2011