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Marcelino
Marcelino is 54 years old and is married to Vicenta, also 54. They live in their own home and have six children. Marcelino and Vicenta live with two of their children, while the rest of the kids live and work in Lima.

Marcelino has grown bananas, coffee and pineapples on his land for 30 years. Not only does he enjoy working hard along with his beloved wife, but he is also able to cover the household's expenses. Marcelino and his wife recently had successful harvests and were able to sell their produce at a wholesale market in Lima, where his clients know the quality of his produce and readily buy from him. Transporting the harvest to the market, however, costs a lot of money.

Because his business is quite profitable, Marcelino lives comfortably. Nonetheless, he wants to increase the size of his crops and become one of the more profitable farmers in the area. In the near future, he would like to build a greenhouse where to start the next generation of coffee plants.

This is his third loan with Kiva partner MFP, where he is happy working with his fellow members at the community bank. With this loan, he will buy organic fertilizer for his crops, as well as coffee plants and materials to build his greenhouse.
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Marcelino, tiene 54 años, está casado con Vicenta, de 54 años, ambos viven en su casa propia, tiene 6 hijos de los cuales viven con dos de ellos, ya que los demás trabajan de manera independiente, en la ciudad de Lima. Los productos que cultiva son: Plátano, café y piña, en terrenos que posee, desde hace 30 años, pues le gusta trabajar con esmero junto a su amada esposa, de esta manera cubre los gastos de su familia. Ambos logran producir buena cosecha, en la que son comercializados en los mercados de la ciudad de Lima, para ello ya cuenta con comerciantes mayoristas, quienes conocen la calidad de sus productos, lo que asegura una venta rápida, pero el trasladar sus cosechas les resulta un costo muy elevado por el flete. Como su actividad es bastante rentable, le permite vivir cómodamente, es por ello que quiere incrementar la cantidad de producción y ser uno de los mejores productores. En el futuro planea instalar un vivero de café, para renovar sus plantaciones en la siguiente campaña de siembra. Esta es la tercera vez que tiene un crédito con MFP, y desde que empezó a trabajar con los integrantes de su grupo comunal, está contento porque le gusta el desempeño que tienen. Con el crédito que solicita, comprará varios sacos de abono orgánico que esparcirá en sus plantaciones, también comprará plantas de café y bolsas para instalar un vivero.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,916,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Marcelino buying organic fertilizer, coffee plants, and materials for a new greenhouse.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 30, 2010
Listed
Aug 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2011