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Francisco
Francisco, age 49, is an honest and hardworking gentleman. He lives with his wife Mariana. They have five children, but only two of them live in their home in the town of Sangani in the central Peruvian jungle. Franciso has been working for twenty years as a farmer. Every morning he heads out to Vista Alegre where he has his own coffee and banana crops. He is able to take care of crops with the help of workers he hires each season. What he enjoys most about his work is transporting his coffee to the city of Pichanaki in Pampa Camona. “Now that the coffee season has started, all farmers need to transport their crops so that they can have better earnings,” says Francisco. His main difficulty is paying for his children’s educational expenses. As a result, there are days when he lacks the money to acquire fertilizers so that he can provide constant care for his crops.


Francisco is a member of the Communal Bank “Gedeón de Los Olivos” (Gideon of the Olive Trees). This is his fourth loan with MFP, the institution that has given him support to improve the quality of his crops. Francisco will be harvesting coffee beans in a month. For this reason, he will use this loan to buy several sacks of organic fertilizers to apply on his crops.

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Francisco, de 49 años; es un hombre honesto y trabajador. Vive junto a su esposa Marina, con quien tubo 5 hijos, de los cuales solo vive con 2 de ellos en su casa propia, ubicada en la localidad de Sangani (selva central peruana). El trabajo al que se dedica desde hace 20 años, es la agricultura. Todas las mañanas se dirige a Vista alegre, donde tiene sus sembríos de café y plátano, los cuales cuida gracias a la ayuda del personal que contrata en cada campaña agrícola. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es trasladar café de la ciudad de Pichanaki a Pampa Camona, “ahora que comienza la campaña de café, todos los agricultores necesitan trasporte, en esta temporada es donde tengo mayores ganancias”, afirma. La principal dificultad de Francisco son los gastos de educación de sus hijos; por ello existen días donde le falta dinero para fertilizar y cuidar constantemente sus cultivos. Él pertenece al banco comunal “Gedeón de los olivos”, y este es el cuarto crédito que tiene con MFP, institución que le dio el apoyo para mejorar la calidad de sus plantaciones. Francisco, dentro de un mes cosechará los granos de café que cultivó, por ello con el crédito comprará varios sacos de abono orgánico, los cuales esparcirá entre sus cultivos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Francisco to purchase sacks of organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 3, 2011
Listed
Mar 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2011