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Julia
Julia, 46 years of age, lives in a rented home with her partner Héctor (51) and the youngest of her 3 children as the older ones are working and now on their own. She starts her work at 5 am every day, tending to the animals she raises – pigs and cows – after which she tends to her potato and pea crops along with her husband.

She has been raising livestock and farming for 4 years, and what she enjoys most about her work is harvesting her peas and picking the best ones to sell at the market. There, she has many customers that she knows, although transporting the heavy sacks with her product is challenging. In addition, she occasionally sells her livestock, and her cows produce rich fresh milk that she uses to make cheeses that she also sells.

Since her activities are profitable, she would like to buy more fertile land in order to grow the size of her harvests. She is also thinking about embarking on a business selling potatoes, vegetables and cheeses at the general stores in the Peruvian jungle because she knows she can earn a good income from her sales.

This is her first loan through MFP and, at recent meetings, she observed the mechanics of how her cooperative group works, which she enjoyed because she was able to learn about other members’ experiences. Julia plans to invest the funds she is requesting into the purchase of bags of fertilizer and seeds for the Yungay variety of potato. Through these steps, she hopes to obtain good earnings that will allow her to continue to get ahead.
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Julia, de 46 años, vive en una casa alquilada, con su pareja Héctor (51) y con el menor de sus 3 hijos, pues los mayores trabajan y viven independientes.Todos los días, desde las 5 de la mañana empieza con sus labores, atiende a los animales que cría – cerdos y vacas- luego vigila sus cultivos de papa y alverja, junto con su esposo. Ya lleva 4 años dedicada a las actividades agrícolas y ganaderas, y lo que más le gusta es cosechar las alverjas y seleccionarlas de acuerdo a la calidad del producto para comercializarlas en el mercado, donde tiene varios clientes conocidos, aunque le incomoda trasladar los pesados sacos hasta ese lugar. Además de vez en cuando vende sus animales, y de las vacas saca rica leche fresca, que le sirve para realizar sus quesos, que también comercializa. Como sus actividades son rentables, quiere comprar más terrenos productivos que incrementen su cosechas, también piensa emprender el negocio de venta de papa, verduras y queso en los centros de abasto de la selva peruana, porque sabe que obtendrá generosas ganancias de sus ventas.Es la primera vez que tiene un préstamo con MFP, y en las últimas reuniones observo como es la metodología de trabajo de su grupo comunal, y asegura que le gusta porque aprende de las experiencias del resto de integrantes.Julia tiene planeado invertir el dinero solicitado en la compra de varios sacos de abono y semillas de papa de la variedad Yungay, de esta manera espera obtener buenas ganancias que le permitan seguir progresando.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 109
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,069,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Julia to buy fertilizer and seeds to improve the productivity of her crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 23, 2010
Listed
Aug 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 24, 2011