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Matilde
Maty, as she is known in her town, is 45 years old. She is married to Laurentino, who is a mason. They have 11 children, but only 7 live with them: by name, Juan Carlos, Laura (both secondary school students), Jorge, Salvador, Roberto, Marco Antonio (elementary school students) and little Laurentino, who is 5 months old. Matilde works growing avocados. She has a farm that has approximately 200 trees, and she has worked it for 10 years. She says that she began this project because her husband started to buy the plants by threes every two weeks, and she cultivated them. Thus, little by little they established their farm. During harvest time, she goes out to sell her avocados by the bucketful at the central warehouse of Zitacuaro, and sometimes they rent trees that already have fruit to customers. She is requesting a loan from the financial institution to buy fertilizers and hoses for irrigation, since the water source is a little bit far away, and this will help her reach all the trees to water them, so they don't dry out during this hot season. She will go to buy the hose because she will soon have some small fruit on the trees, and she is taking good care of them so that they don't dry out. Matilde's goal with her farm is to keep planting more avocado trees since they are giving her good earnings.
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La señora Maty como es conocida en su localidad tiene 45 años de edad y esta casada con el señor Laurentino el cual es albañil ellos tienen 11 hijos pero nada mas 7 viven con ellos de nombres Juan Carlos, Laura ambos estudiantes de secundaria, Jorge, Salvador, Roberto, Marco Antonio estudiantes de primaria y el pequeño Laurentino de 5 meses de edad. Doña Matilde se dedica al cultivo de aguacate, ella tiene un huerta de aproximadamente 200 árboles y tiene con ella 10 años dice que empezaron este proyecto porque su esposo empezó comprándole las plantas de tres cada quincena y ella las cultivaba y así poco a poco se hicieron de su huerta, en tiempo de cosecha sale a vender sus aguacates a la central de abastos de Zitacuaro por cubetas y abecés le rentan los árboles a los clientes que ya tienen. Ella esta pidiendo un préstamo a la financiera para la compra de fertilizantes y de manguera para el riego de estas ya que les queda un poco retirado la toma de agua y para que todas alcancen a regarse y no se le seque en esta temporada de calor ira a comprar la manguera ya que ahorita tienen un poco de fruto pequeño y las esta cuidando mucho para que no se le sequen. La meta que tiene la señora Matilde con su huerta es seguir sembrando mas árboles de este fruto ya que si le dejan buenas ganancias.

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  • $11,249
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Matilde buy supplies for her avocado farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 7, 2011
Listed
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 16, 2011