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Astria
Astria is 44 years old and was born in the District of San Francisco. She is married to Severino, age 44, and they have nine children. They have their own home located along Tupac Amaru Avenue in the District of Kimbiri. Astria and her husband are the breadwinners of their family. When Astria was a young girl, her parents taught her how to work on a farm. She is now a farmer and has five hectares of land on which she plants coffee and pineapples, tropical fruits grown in the Apurimac River Valley. Astria has worked on her land for 22 years, and during the harvest season she has the help of her children and the labor of workers who can pick the fruit with great speed. She considers the most difficult part of her job to be transporting her products from the farm to the distribution centers in the city of San Francisco, the place that offers the best prices for grain and pineapples. Her difficulty is when she lacks sufficient income to pay her workers in advance since they provide assistance during the harvest. For this reason, she has taken out loans with institutions such as MFP. Now her highest priority is to plant more pineapples since she has two hectares of land that have not been cultivated.

This is her seventh loan with MFP. Astria feels the support has helped her greatly in making progress in her work. In her Communal Bank, she is well-respected by the other members. The loan of 2000 PEN that she is requesting will be used to hire workers to help with the harvest.
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Astria tiene 44 años, nacida en el distrito de San Francisco; esta casada con Severino de 44 años de edad y tienen 09 hijos y cuentan con su propia casa ubicado en la avenida Tupac Amaru del distrito de Kimbiri. Astria y su esposo son el sostén de su familia. Desde muy niña sus padres le inculcaron a trabajar en la chacra, Astria es campesina y cuenta con 05 hectáreas de terreno cultivados con plantas de café y plantas de piña, frutos de la zona selvática del Valle Río Apurimac. Viene trabajando 22 años en sus propias tierras, y en tiempos de cosecha cuenta con el apoyo de sus hijos y de la mano de los jornaleros para así avanzar con mayor rapidez con las extracciones de los frutos. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es cosechar los frutos de las plantas; ya que así siente que los meses de arduo trabajo le brindan como recompensa la calidad de sus frutos. Considera que lo más difícil es transportar sus productos desde la chacra hasta los centros de acopio ubicados en la ciudad de san francisco; lugar donde le ofrecen mejores precios por sus granos y frutos de piña. Su dificultad es no poder contar con suficiente ingreso económico para solventar los pagos por adelantado a los jornaleros quienes le brindan el apoyo con las cosechas; es por ello que acude a los créditos que facilita la Institución MFP. Pero ahora lo que más prioriza es sembrar más plantas de piña ya que cuenta con 02 hectareas de terreno no cultivado. Este es su séptimo crédito con MFP, siente que este aporte le ayudará mucho en el progreso de su trabajo. En su banco comunal es una socia muy querida por el resto de sus compañeros. Con los 2,000 nuevos soles solicitados, contratará jornaleros para que le apoyen en la cosecha.


About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 52
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,923,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Astria to hire workers to help with the harvest.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 7, 2011
Listed
Mar 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012