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Meri
Meri, 46, is a hard working single mother living with her daughter Jocelyn, 18, in her own house located in the community of Unión Palomar (Peruvian central jungle). What this hard working woman does is farming. Her main crops are coffee and bananas. “The best profits depend on the time of harvesting. If you harvest the beans at the exact time the aroma is better” she affirms. During the first month the “rebusca” (process of selecting the beans that are starting to ripen) starts. The second month is the “plena” (when all the beans are at their peak ripeness). Her ten years experience allows her to obtain good harvests and this is why the coffee merchants come by her fields to buy the entire crop. She wants to continue planting and producing good coffee.

She is a member of the “Prestatarios de la Unión” (La Unión Borrowers) communal bank and this is her first loan with MFP where she commits to succeed.

Very shortly Meri will begin to harvest her coffee beans so she plans to use the loan to hire field hands to help her with the harvesting.
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Meri, de 46 años, es una luchadora madre soltera que vive en compañía de su hija Jocelyn de 18 años, con quien vive en su casa propia, ubicada en la comunidad de la Unión Palomar (selva central peruana). El trabajo al que se dedica está laboriosa mujer, es la agricultura. Sus principales cultivos constan de café y plátanos. “Las mejores ganancias depende del tiempo de cosecha, si recoges el grano en el tiempo exacto, el aroma es mejor”, afirma. Ya que en el primer mes comienza la “rebusca” (proceso de selección de los granos que comienzan a madurar), en el segundo mes es la “plena” (donde todos los granos están en colmada maduración). Sus 10 años de experiencia, le ayudan a obtener buenas cosechas, por ello los mismos comerciantes de café, llegan a sus propios terrenos a comprar su cosecha entera. Ella desea seguir sembrando, y produciendo café del bueno. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Prestatarios de la Unión”, y este es el primer crédito que tiene con MFP, donde se compromete a salir adelante. Meri, dentro de muy poco comenzará a cosechar su grano de café, por ello con el crédito está pensando invertir, y poder contratar peones para que le ayuden en la cosecha.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 125
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,161,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Meri to hire field hands to help with the harvest.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 27, 2011
Listed
Feb 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011