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Miriam
Miriam, 22, lives in her own house with her life partner, Gabriel, 28, and their two small children. They live together in a settlement in Perú’s central mountain range. She’s a farmer. She and her husband watch over their potato, broad bean and olluco (a tuber) crops in their fields from very early in the morning.

She says that she enjoys her work very much although she has to be very diligent because the work is arduous and she must spend long hours withstanding the inclemency of the weather. However, she likes planting very much because the reward for her longsuffering work is when she reaps a quality harvest that she sells for good prices to wholesalers in the city. Besides the farming, she also raises sheep that she can sell for good prices once she fattens them up.

Because she’s a young, hard working mother, her plans for the future are to plant larger amounts to increase her profits.

This is her 7th loan with MFP and she promises to be very punctual with her repayments because she doesn’t want to disappoint her fellow group members who trusted her enough to include her in the group. Besides, she’s very grateful to all the people who funded the loan that will allow her to continue to work.

Miriam plans to use the requested funds to buy several sacks of fertilizer and manure that she needs to increase crop productivity because she wants to sell more to increase profits thereby continuing to progress.
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Miriam, de 22 años, vive en su casa que es propia, en compañía de su pareja Gabriel de 28 años y de sus 2 pequeños hijos, habitan juntos en un paraje de la sierra central del Perú. Se dedica a la agricultura, y junto a su esposo vigila desde muy temprano sus cultivos de papa, arvejas y olluco en sus chacras que posee. Dice que le gusta mucho su labor, aunque debe ser muy dedicada, porque este trabajo es arduo, ya que debe de pasar largas horas en el campo soportando las inclemencias del tiempo, pero dice que le gusta mucho sembrar porque luego la recompensa a su sacrificada labor es cuando recoge una producción de calidad que vende a regulares precios a los mayoristas de la ciudad. Además paralelamente a la agricultura también se dedica a la crianza de carneros, que luego de criarlos comercializa a mayores precios. Como es una joven madre de familia muy trabajadora para el futuro tiene planeado sembrar en mayor cantidad, para aumentar sus ganancias. Es el séptimo crédito con MFP, y promete que será puntual en el pago de sus cuotas, pues no quiere quedar mal con los integrantes de su grupo comunal que confiaron en incluirlo en el grupo, además esta muy agradecido con las personas que hicieron posible el crédito que le permitirá continuar trabajando. Miriam tiene planeado invertir el crédito solicitado en la compra de varios sacos de abono y fertilizantes que necesita para mejorar la productividad de sus cultivos, pues quiere vender más para mejorar sus ganancias, de esta manera espera continuar progresando.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 114
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,266,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Miriam to buy sacks of fertilizer and manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 22, 2010
Listed
Aug 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2011