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Alberta
Alberta is 54 years old, and a single mother of 6 children. Only 1 of her children lives at home, in the house Alberta owns. The rest of her children are older and independent. Although they are always trying to look after her, Alberta likes working because it makes her feel alive. At a young age she learned how to farm from her parents, so she has also taught farming methods to her children. They help her with the daily tasks involved in growing coffee, bananas, and avocados.

She enjoys her work and all the experience she gains in the countryside. When Alberta wants to speed up her operations she hires workers so that she can rest a bit without slowing down her work. Alberta is characterized by her prudence, managing to prevent infection of her crops by common pests and diseases. She is convinced that a good harvest depends mostly on the work put into it.

Alberta considers her work to be fairly profitable because she has been able to acquire many goods, educate her children, and above all provide a good quality of life for her family. In the future, she plans to set up a business selling food from home. Many people have already suggested she do this, because her home is in a good location for the business.

This is her third loan with MFP and she is happy to continue working with her group because it is made up of good, supportive and responsible individuals like herself. With the loan she is requesting, she will hire workers to weed her coffee plantation, as well as buy sacks of fertilizer to boost her yield.
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Doña Alberta, de 54 años es madre soltera de 6 hijos, pero sólo vive con uno de ellos en su casa propia, aunque sus hijos son mayores e independientes, siempre se ocupan de ella, pero Alberta le gusta trabajar ya que así se siente viva. Desde muy pequeña aprendió el trabajo en el campo, ya que sus padres fueron sus maestros, es por eso que ahora le enseña todas las técnicas agrarias a sus hijos quienes le ayudan en el que hacer diario al momento de cultivar café, plátano y palta. Disfruta mucho su actividad y toda aquella practica que se realiza dentro del campo y cuando quiere agilizar su trabajo contrata operarios para que pueda descansar tranquila y asegurar a la vez su producción. Lo que caracteriza a Alberta, es que siempre es precavida, logrando anteponerse ante el mal tiempo y las plagas que afectan de alguna manera su plantación, pues esta convencida de que una excelente cosecha depende mucho de la atención que le dan. Considera que su labor es bastante rentable porque le permitió adquirir muchos bienes, educar a sus hijos y sobre todo brindarles una adecuada calidad de vida. Para su futuro, piensa instalar un negocio de venta de comestible en su casa, porque son varias las personas que le han propuesto este negocio, en su mayoría conductores, ya que su casa esta bien ubicada. Esta es la tercera vez que tiene un crédito con MFP y esta gustosa de continuar laborando en su grupo comunal, porque está integrado por personas buenas, solidarias y muy cumplidas como ella. Con el crédito que solicita, contratará operarios para retirar la maleza de sus cafetales, además comprará sacos de fertilizantes para asegurar su producción.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,998,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Alberta to hire workers and buy fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 7, 2010
Listed
Jun 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2010