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Julia
Julia is 44 years old and married to Enrique, 53. They have five children, but only two live with them: Aime, 21; and Katy, 14. The four live together in their own home located in a rural area of Yaroka. As the years have passed Julia has felt happy of having made headway for her children, and now she is working hard to continue making progress. To do that, she has a small food store in her home where she offered products of primary need to the people in her community. The extra money, along with the agricultural work she has done for the past 10 years, provides her with good profits, but during times of drought she suffers losses that the store helps cover. Her main crops are peas, potatoes and gladiolus, which after every harvest she sells at her town's local market. During agricultural seasons she travels to the capital to obtain better profits. She is currently planning to purchase more farmland. This is Julia's second loan with Kiva partner MFP, and as a member of her community banks she says she has developed as a businesswoman and has a lot of support to be able to succeed. With the loan she is requesting, she plans to purchase bags of organic fertilizer, which she plans to use on her potato crops, which she will harvest in a few months.
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Julia, de 44 años, esta casada con Enrique, de 53 años. Ambos tienen 5 hijos, pero solo viven con 2 de ellos: Aime, de 21 y Katy, de 14 años. Los cuatro como una gran familia viven, en su casa propia ubicada en la zona rural de Yaroka. Después de los años trascurridos, Julia se siente feliz, de haber sacado adelante a sus hijos y, ahora está luchando para poder salir adelante. Para ello puso una pequeña tienda de comestibles en su casa, ahí proporciona productos de primera necesidad a los pobladores de su comunidad. Con ello tiene un dinero extra, ya que la agricultura, actividad que se desempeña hace 10 años, le brinda buenas utilidades, pero en épocas de sequía, solo obtiene pérdidas, solventándose con ello. Sus principales productos son arveja, papa y gladiolos, los que después de cada cosecha los comercializa en el mercado central de su ciudad y en temporadas agrícolas, viaja a la capital para obtener mayores utilidades. Ahora ella está planeando comprarse sus propios terrenos agrícolas. Es el segundo crédito con MFP y como integrante de su banco comunal, afirma que se siente desarrollada y con mucho apoyo para poder salir adelante. Con el crédito que solicita, podrá adquirir varios sacos de abono orgánico, con el que podrá, esparcir en sus plantaciones de papa, que dentro de algunos meses cosechará.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 93
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,986,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Julia purchase bags of organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 29, 2010
Listed
Nov 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2011