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Alicia
Alicia is 24 years old, and she lives in a rented home with her partner Antonio, who is 26 years old, and with her two young children. For more than two years she has grown peas, potatoes, other vegetables, carrots, cabbage, coriander, and lettuce. This activity is her principle source of income, with which she provides an adequate quality of life for her family.



Her spouse helps her maintain her fields, but he occasionally works in other agricultural lands, such as those of his neighbors and acquaintances, earning a salary of 20.00 Soles, which covers the household expenses. Alicia leaves home in the midday to sell sweets like cookies, gelatin, flan, and candies in the door of a school nearby. She also has 16 cattle that she keeps in the highlands of Palca. She likes growing her plants the best because she is able to clearly see the fruits of her labor. With time, she hopes to plant more vegetables and peas, and to install a business selling food or a soda fountain, in the home she hopes to construct.



This is the first time she has taken out a loan with MFP, and she really likes working with this community bank, as she has participated in some meetings and assures that she will work hard to make her repayments punctually. With this loan, she will buy a bag of pea seeds and a bag of organic fertilizer.

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Alicia, de 24 años, vive en una casa alquilada con su pareja Antonio de 26 años y sus dos pequeños hijos. Hace más de dos años cultiva arveja, papa, así como verduras, zanahoria, col, culantro y lechuga. Siendo esta actividad su principal fuente de ingreso, para que pueda brindar una adecuada calidad de vida a su familia. En tanto su esposo, la ayuda en mantener bien cuidado sus campos agrícolas, pero en ocasiones trabaja como operario en otros terrenos agrícolas de sus vecinos y conocidos, ganando a diario S/. 20.00 soles, con eso cubre los gastos domésticos. Por otro lado, Alicia llega a su casa al mediodía para vender golosinas como: galleta, gelatina, flan y dulces, en la puerta de una institución educativa dentro de su localidad. Asimismo posee 16 reses que lo tienes en las altura de Palca. Lo que más le gusta es cosechar porque ahí puede observar la recompensa de su sacrificio, con el tiempo espera sembrar más verduras y arveja, e instalar un negocio de venta comida o una fuente de soda, en la casa que desea construir. Esta es la primera vez que tiene un crédito con MFP, y le gusta mucho trabajar en su grupo comunal, pues participó de algunas reuniones y asegura que trabajará de manera activa, pagando puntualmente cada cuota. Con el crédito que solicita, comprará una bolsa de semilla de arveja, así como un saco de abono orgánico.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 66
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  • $54,558,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Alicia to purchase pea seeds and organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 18, 2010
Listed
Jul 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2011