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Maria
María is 39 years old. She is a hard-working woman who is solely responsible for providing support, education and food for her two children: Franklin and Elisabeth. The family live together in their own home which is in the small village of Paucarmarca.

María's main business, in which she has been working for 16 years, is farming. She grows peas, potatoes and beans which she sows on her own land which is located on the outskirts of her village. What she most enjoys about her work is being able to spend most of her time out in the fields. What she most dislikes about her work are the problems that she faces when pests attack her crops. For this reason, she also raises livestock, taking care of animals such as rams, guinea pigs and cows. This makes her extra profits that she uses to cover any problems with her farming. "Money invested in growing crops is not always safe. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose" she tells us. For this reason, she is saving money so that she can start her own business where she can feel more relaxed.

María is a member of the Santa Rosa community bank and this is her seventh loan from MFP. She feels grateful for the support that she receives from the association. María will invest the money she has requested in buying two bags of pea seeds as well as several sacks of organic manure that she will use for her next sowing season.
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María tiene 39 años, es una mujer trabajadora que brindó apoyo, educación y alimentos a sus dos hijos: Franklin e Elisabeth, sola. Juntos viven en su casa propia, ubicada en el caserío de Paucarmarca. La principal actividad económica a la que se dedica desde los 16 años, es la agricultura, sus cultivos constan de arveja, papa y habas; los cuales siembra en sus propios terrenos ubicados a las afueras de su localidad. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es poder pasar la mayor parte del tiempo en el campo, más le desagrada los problemas que tiene que afrontar cuando las plaga de insectos azotan sus cultivos. Por ese motivo también se dedica a la ganadería con el cuidado de animales menores como carneros, cuyes y vacas. Con los cuales obtiene una ganancia extra que le sirve para poder solventar cualquier inconveniente en la agricultura. “El dinero que se invierte en la siembra, no siempre es seguro; ganas o pierdes”, afirma. Por ese motivo está ahorrando su dinero para poder comenzar un negocio propio, donde se pueda sentirse más tranquila. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Santa Rosa”, y este es el séptimo crédito con MFP, donde se siente agradecida por el apoyo que recibe de su asociación. María, invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de 2 bolsas de semilla de arveja, asimismo varios sacos de abono orgánico que le servirán para la próxima siembra.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 66
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  • $54,533,225
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  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Maria to buy two bags of pea seeds and sacks of organic manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 13, 2011
Listed
Apr 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011