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Julia
46-year old Julia is a widow and mother of nine children, five of whom live with her in a rented house. She also owns her own home on the hilltops around the town of Pichanaki. With help from her children, she grows citrus fruits, coffee, cocoa and other jungle fruits. She really enjoys the tranquility that country living offers. On the other hand she dislikes pulling up the weeds from her fields as it is exhausting work. When the fields need several days of such work, her arms end up being very sore, but the knowledge that the harvest will be excellent keeps her going.

Julia has been doing this work for twenty years and thanks to farming, she has been able to obtain much property such as farmland and a house near to her fields, as well as educate her children. Now she wants to increase productivity by alternating different crops, and also start a nursery growing coffee plants.

This is Julia’s second loan with Kiva partner MFP and she is very enthusiastic about working with her community group. With the loan she will buy a motorized machine to help remove the weeds from her fields.
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Julia tiene 46 años, viuda y madre de 9 hijos, de los cuales vive con 5 de ellos, en una casa alquilada, asimismo posee una vivienda propia en lo alto de la ciudad de Pichanaki. Con la ayuda de sus hijos, cultiva frutas cítricas, café, cacao y demás frutos que producen en la selva, lo que más desea es la tranquilidad que le ofrece el campo, por otro lado le desagrada retirar la maleza de sus tierras ya que le resulta pesado y cuando son varios los días que necesita limpiar sus campos, al final salen perjudicados sus brazos, pero el saber que sus cosechas serán excelentes la motivan a continuar. Lleva 20 años en este oficio y gracias a la agricultura ha podido conseguir muchos bienes, como adquirir terrenos agrícolas, una casa junto a sus chacras y cubrir la educación de sus hijos. Es que desea incrementar su productividad, plantando más productos de manera alternada, asimismo implementar un vivero en donde pueda disponer plantas de café. Este es su segundo crédito con MFP y se muestra muy entusiasmada de trabajar en su grupo comunal. Con el crédito que solicita, comprará una máquina motorizada que le ayudará retirar la maleza de sus terrenos.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 108
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,083,725
    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 to buy a motorized machine to remove weeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 4, 2010
Listed
May 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011