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Nora
Thirty-one year old Nora is a strong, hardworking woman. She lives with Ronald, 26, and together they have three children: Josue, 12, Yens, 8 and Yoice, 4. They live in their own home in the Peruvian jungle (the native community Centro Pumpuriani).

Each morning she and her daughter Yoice take care of her coffee, plantain and yuca crops. They like being able to clean, prune and care for their crops. When she was twelve years old her grandmother showed her how to work the land and survive from it.

When her crops are ripe she sells them to traders who constantly come to the community. It is the opposite with the yuca crop, once a week Nora travels to the central market of the city to sell this product.

Now she is thinking of growing hybrid corn (also known as polenta), since there is much demand in the area. At the same time, she will grow stable crops like citrus, to ensure future production.

This is her fourth loan from MFP and as president of her communal bank, she encourages support between group members, she is sure that this will allow them to progress. With the loan that she requests, she will purchase two blocks of arable land to grow corn.
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Nora, de 31 años, es una mujer fuerte y luchadora, vive con Ronald, de 26 años, ambos tienen 3 hijos Josue de 12, Yens de 8 y Yoice de 4 años, ellos viven en su casa propia ubicada en la selva peruana (comunidad nativa Centro Pumpuriani). Todas las mañanas como de costumbre, se dirige con su hija Yoice a cuidar sus cultivos de café, plátano y yuca; lo que les gusta es poder limpiar, podar y cuidar de sus plantaciones; ya que desde los 12 años su abuelita le enseñó a trabajar la tierra y sobrevivir de ella. Cuando sus cultivos están maduros los vende a los comerciantes que llegan constantemente a la comunidad, caso contrario sucede con el cultivo de Yuca. Nora viaja una vez por semana al mercado central de su ciudad para poder vender su producto. Ahora esta pensando sembrar maíz híbrido (llamado también polenta), ya que tiene mayor demanda en la zona; de la misma manera sembrará plantas estables como cítricos y con ello asegurará su producción en el futuro. Es el cuarto crédito con MFP y como presidenta de su banco comunal incentiva el apoyo entre sus integrantes, esta segura que de esa manera podrán progresar. Con el crédito que solicita, lo invertirá en la compra de 2 cuadras de terreno de cultivo, donde sembrará maíz.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 119
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  • $56,101,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Nora for the purchase of two blocks of land to grow corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 10, 2010
Listed
Oct 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011