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Elvin
Elvin, age 45, is an honest man who is dedicated to his family. He is separated from Marcelia; they have five children. As a good father, he takes care of the children, who are all minors. They live together in his own house in the indigenous community of Pumpuriani.

He has been farming since he was a little boy. When he started his family 22 years ago he started to plant on his own fields. He started with bananas and coffee, premium products in the Peruvian jungle. With his years of experience and dedication he was taught how to grow “achiote” (annatto). The process is very complex, and very few people grow it. That makes Elvin one of the few producers in the area.

Their sales are very profitable and generate good income. He says that, “The merchants come personally to buy my products”. Later he wants to buy his own farm land. The land he plants on now belongs to the community. He plans to consolidate his production to be able to pay for his children’s university education.

This is his fifth loan with MFP. He is very grateful to the people who are giving him the opportunity to be able to get ahead. Without it he would not be able to get “something more”. Elvin plans on using the requested loan to buy bags of organic fertilizer (natural fertilizer). He also will be able to pay workers to keep his fields free of weeds.
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Elvin, de 45 años, es un hombre honesto y dedicado a su familia, él está separado de Marcelia, con la que tuvo 5 hijos, pero como buen padre se dedica a cuidar de ellos; todos menores de edad, juntos viven en su casa propia ubicada en la comunidad nativa de Pumpuriani. Desde muy niño se dedicó a la agricultura, cuando ya adquirió su familia, hace ya 22 años, comenzó a sembrar en sus propios terrenos agrícolas; comenzó con el plátano y el café, productos bandera en la selva peruana; pero sus años de experiencia y dedicación le enseñaron a sembrar “achiote”, cuyo procedimiento es muy complejo y muy pocas personas se dedican a su cultivo; lo que hace de Elvin uno de los pocos productores de la localidad. Sus ventas le generan buena rentabilidad y por ende buenos ingresos; “los mismos comercializadores viene personalmente a comprar mis productos”, afirma. Más adelante quiere comprar su propio terreno agrícola, ya que los que siembra son terrenos de la comunidad; con ello piensa consolidar su producción y poder pagar los estudios universitarios de sus hijos. Este es el quinto crédito con MFP, y está muy agradecido, con las personas que le dan la oportunidad de poder salir adelante, ya que sin ello no podría obtener”algo más”. Elvin, tiene pensado comprar con el crédito que solicita, bolsas de abono orgánico (abono natural), además podrá pagar personal para mantener limpio su terreno de cultivo.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 106
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  • $57,342,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Elvin to buy bags of organic fertilizer and to hire workers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 27, 2010
Listed
Oct 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011