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Luisa
Luisa is 48 years old and has lived with her significant other, Mario, for 30 years. They have five children, only one of which lives with them in the farmhouse they own in Huanchan. Luisa has been farming for 28 years. Her main crops are potatoes, peas, maize, and beans, which she plants on her 18-hectare farm.

What Luisa most enjoys about her work is selling her harvest in the local markets so that she can see the results of her hard work. She also raises small livestock such as cows, pigs and rams. After raising the animals she sells them at a higher price, averaging about 150 PEN per animal and higher for male animals.

Her greatest challenge is lack of working capital, since she can't rely on daily income. Luisa belongs to the “Unión Huanchan” community bank, and this is her third loan with MFP. She is grateful for the continuous support from her bank. It is the beginning of a new planting season and Luisa will invest this loan in two bags of seed to grow peas and an Andean variety of potato.
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Luisa tiene 48 años; vive hace 30 años en concubinato con Mario. Ambos tienen 5 hijos de los cuales solo vive con una de ellos, en su casa propia ubicada en el caserío de Huanchan. Desde hace 28 años, está trabajadora mujer comenzó a dedicarse a la agricultura. Sus principales sembríos constan de papa, arveja, maíz y habas, los cuales siembra en sus 18 hectáreas de terreno agrícola. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es poder comercializar su producción en el mercado mayorista de su localidad, ya que ve el resultado de su trabajo. Asimismo se dedica al cuidado de animales menores como vacas, cerdos y carneros, los cuales después de ensebarlos los vende a un mayor precio, ganando un promedio de S/. 150 soles por cada animal, “los animales machos son más caros”, afirma. Su principal dificultad es la falta de capital, pues no genera ganancias diarias. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Unión huanchan”, y este es el tercer crédito con MFP, donde se siente agradecida por el apoyo constante de su banco comunal. Luisa, comenzará su próximo sembrío por ello invertirá el crédito en la compra de 2 bolsas de semilla de arveja, como también de semillas de papa de la variedad “andina”.

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    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Luisa to buy two bags of seed to grow peas and potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 8, 2011
Listed
Apr 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011