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Elmer
Elmer is 30 years old. He is a very kind and hard-working man who lives in his own home together with his wife Luz (40) and hios two small children for whom he would like to provide a better education.

Elmer grows coffee and bananas. Every morning he starts work on his crops since he knows that the money he makes for his produce depends a lot on the quality of his harvest. He sells his products in Pichanaki market since that is where people pay him the most and he has regular buyers. What he most likes about his work is harvesting his crops since that is when he feels that the months of work have borne fruit. He has been in this business for 10 years and he considers the most difficult part of his work to be spraying his land since he knows that there is a danger that the chemicals will make him ill. In the future, he is planning to improve his crops to improve his profits.

This is Elmer's second loan with MFP and he says that the loan money will help him a lot in making progress in his work. He is a very well-liked member of his community bank because he is very supportive of the other members. Elmer plans to invest the 2,000 Peruvian soles he has requested in buying insecticides since he would like to have his land free from pests and he hopes to improve his crops.
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Elmer, de 30 años, es un hombre muy amable y trabajador, vive en su casa propia junto a su esposa Luz (40) y sus dos pequeños hijos, a quienes desea brindar una mejor educaciónElmer se dedica al cultivo de café y plátanos. Todos los días por la mañana trabaja en su cultivo, ya que sabe que el dinero que obtenga por sus productos dependerá mucho de la calidad de su cosecha. Él comercializa sus productos en el mercado de Pichanaki puesto que es donde mejor le pagan y tiene compradores fijos. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es cosechar sus tierras, ya que así siente que los meses de trabajo han tenido sus frutos, lleva 10 años realizando esta actividad y considera que lo más difícil es fumigar sus tierras, puesto que siempre hay el peligro de que los químicos lo enfermen. Para más adelante tiene planeado mejorar sus cultivos, para mejorar sus ingresos.Es el segundo préstamo que tiene con MFP, y manifiesta que el dinero del crédito le ayudara mucho en el progreso de su trabajo. En su banco comunal es muy querido por el resto de sus compañeras, ya que es muy solidario con todos.Elmer tiene planeado invertir los dos mil soles solicitados en la compra de insecticidas, ya que desea tener unos campos libres de plagas y espera mejorar sus cultivos.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 116
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,069,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Elmer to buy insecticides to improve his crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 16, 2010
Listed
Jan 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 15, 2011